Coastal Research Expediton

Fundraising campaign by Mark Dixon
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To gain insights into the types and accumulations of of plastic pollution in an effort to combat ocean plastic waste, the Strandloper Project conducts an annual coastal research expedition. Hiking between 190km and 250km per expedition, we map the density and distribution of washed up plastic pollution and fishing debris. Analysis of the plastic pollution data allows modelling of which rivers and municipal infrastructure are responsible for the flow of plastic pollution into the ocean. Using the data, the Srandloper Project motivates and collaborates with municipalities to implement measures to reduce and mitigate future inflows of plastic waste into the ocean.

Spatial analysis of the type and distribution of fishing gear provides a correlation of fishing activates in relation to marine protected areas and provides insight into the types of fishing occurring relative to the MPA's.

To date the Strandloper Project has hiked and surveyed 605km between Storms River and Hermanus, approximately 20% of the South African coastline.

In October 2022, on their most ambitious expedition, the coastal research team plan to hike 250km+ between Storm's River in Titsikamma and Cape Recife Lighthouse in Gqeberha.

Make a donation and stand a chance to win a 4 day adventure breakaway based in Sedgefield.

4 Night breakaway in Sedgefield, Garden Route 1 x R100.00 donation gives you 1 entry into our 2022 expedition raffle. The grand raffle prize includes : 1. 4 nights accommodation for two at In Toto BnB in Sedgefield 2. A R500.00 dinner voucher at Pomodoro\'s restaurant in Wilderness 3. A Moonlight Meander tour for 2 4. A guided fynbos hike for two 5. A guided birding tour for two 6. A canoe tour for two on the Touw River in Wilderness

Every R100.00 donations gets you one entry into the raffle draw for the 4 day breakaway.

Funds raised will be used for food, travel, accommodation and equipment expenses for a team of 8 expedition crew.

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I am passionate about nature and in particular marine life.

I am passionate about nature and in particular marine life.

Donors

R100.00
  • Vanessa Bristow
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2022
  • If only we could stop the pollution at source. Until then, all the power to you, Strandlopers!

R100.00
  • Hugo Leggatt
  • Donated on Nov 04, 2022
R500.00
Nov 07

And the winner is...

Update posted by Mark Dixon at 11:47 am

We finished at Cape Recife Lighthouse after hiking 241km from Storm's River. It was hard, daunting, magnificent and awesome.Did the raffle draw when we arrived at the lighthouse and the winner is one of our crowdfunding donors, Mr Mike Tagg. Well done and thank you for your support of our

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Oct 04

We have added a rewards incentive to our fund rasing.

Update posted by Mark Dixon at 09:59 am

With three weeks to go before our research team sets off on our 2022 coastal research expedition, we have collaborated with In Toto BnB in Sedgefield to offer an exciting prize of a 4 night breakaway for a lucky couple. For each R100.00 donation, you will receive one entry into. . . . .

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Sep 29

One month till we start our 2022 coastal research expedition.

Update posted by Mark Dixon at 10:50 am

After all the planning we are just one month away from this years coastal research expedition.One of the biggest challenges is that very few people have hike the entire section of coastline that we will be hiking this year, which means that we have limited information of the difficulty of

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Donors & Comments

19 donors
R100.00
  • Vanessa Bristow
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2022
  • If only we could stop the pollution at source. Until then, all the power to you, Strandlopers!

R100.00
  • Hugo Leggatt
  • Donated on Nov 04, 2022
R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2022
R500.00
  • Alison Budge
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2022
  • Thank you for the amazing work you’re doing. Please keep it up!

R500.00
  • Colin Budge
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2022
  • Great work!!

R500.00
  • Mike Tagg
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2022
  • Such a project deserves support.

R500.00
R200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 01, 2022
R100.00
  • Les Langham
  • Donated on Nov 01, 2022
  • Well done Strandlopers, a very worthwhile initiative.

R500.00
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