BMA #SeaToSource Mackay

Welcome to #SeaToSource, a project powered by Conservation Volunteers Australia and supported locally by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), aimed at empowering individuals and communities to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter.

Conservation Volunteers Australia are reducing marine debris in the Mackay region and engaging with the local community to raise awareness on ocean litter and ocean health. By facilitating monthly clean-up events we are able to connect our community members to local marine environments and encourage positive environmental behaviours. We also have opportunities for school engagement activities, creative hands on source reduction, CSIRO monitoring and more!

In Mackay, Conservation Volunteers Australia are members of the Local Marine Advisory Committee and Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership, this allows us to communicate our findings to local groups, who are proactive in working together to find solutions to issues affecting our oceans.

BMA #SeaToSource Mackay has been established to spread awareness on ocean litter, and involve the community in preventing litter from entering our oceans; as well as encouraging behaviors that will positively impact the health of our oceans well into the future.

So, if you’re looking to improve the health of our waterways and communities, whilst spending a great day out on the beach, come and join us!

Can’t attend events on the ground?

We know that it’s not always easy to find time to volunteer with us, so we’ve created ways for people to take action anywhere, anytime. Everyone can take part and help build resilience and adaptation to climate change!

Take action from home with our two app-led activities available on our CVA Community app:

  • Contribute to cooling your neighbourhood by planting climate-resilient native species in your backyard or on your balcony with Nature Blocks.
  • Lower your household carbon footprint by participating in the SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge and cutting back on your consumption of fossil fuel-based plastics.

Download the CVA Community app and get started now!


🌟 Why Become a CVA Nature Steward? 🌟

  • Inspiration: Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Empowerment: Your actions can change the course of nature.
  • Personal Connection: We speak your language and make it relatable.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome, and every contribution counts.
  • Optimism: Focus on win-win scenarios for nature and people.
  • Action-Oriented: Immediate, tangible steps you can take.
  • Fun: Enjoy the journey of making a difference.
  • Education: Learn about biodiversity and conservation while having a blast!