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‘Tide to Tip’, to be held the week of the 17th of February 2020, is a series of Australian oyster industry led clean-up events through which farmers can lead and participate in clean-ups within and surrounding Australian waterways.
Whilst many oyster farmers already participate in estuary clean-ups throughout the year, ‘Tide to Tip’ provides an opportunity to scale up the effort by combining industry effort across NSW and Interstate to collectively improve our nations waterways.
Currently we have expressions of interest from oyster farmers across 17 estuaries in NSW, and 7 producing regions interstate. We have now finalised the details of 11 of the clean-ups:

Moreton Bay: Tuesday 25th February, 8:00 am
Tweed River: Wednesday 26th February
Nambucca River: Tuesday 18th February, 8:00 am
Macleay River: Thursday 20th February, 7:00 am
Hastings River: Saturday 22nd February, 8:00 am
Camden Haven River: Thursday 20th February, 9:00 am
Manning River: Saturday 22nd February, 7:30 am
Wallis Lake: Thursday 20th February, 9:00 am
Port Stephens: Friday 21st February, 9:30 am
Hawkesbury River: Friday 21st February, 9:00 am
Brisbane Water: Tuesday 18th February, 8:00 am
Georges River: Thursday 20th February, 11:00 am
Jervis Bay: Friday 21st February, 8:00 am
Shoalhaven River: Wednesday 19th February, 12:00 pm
Clyde River: Friday 21st February, 9:00 am
Tuross Lake: Wednesday 19th February, 9:00 am
Wagonga Inlet: Friday 21st February, 9:00 am
Wapengo Lagoon: Friday 21st February, 9:00 am
Nelsons Lagoon: Monday 17th February, 12:00 pm
Merimbula Lake: Thursday 20th February, 10:00 am
Pambula Lake: Thursday 20th February, 10:00 am
Wonboyn Lake: Monday 17th February, 9:00 am

If you are interested in getting involved please email siobhan@oceanwatch.org.au, OceanWatch can assist with the organisation of waste collection & disposal, provide rubbish bags, gloves etc. The model for a clean-up is easy to replicate, and local growers can decide if they want to run this as an industry only event, or partner with the local community or other local groups. The more growing regions we can get on board the better – it becomes a much better story, and one that demonstrates the value that the oyster industry places on a healthy environment.

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