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Ocean Health

Litter Intelligence Project 


Envirohub Marlborough participates in the Sustainable Coastline’s Litter Intelligence project by organizing beach clean ups throughout the Marlborough Sounds. The Litter Intelligence project “collects data, provides insights and inspires action for a litter-free Aotearoa”.  Envirohub Marlborough’s beach clean ups are part of the national project that trains and equips “citizen scientists” to gather data on the rubbish found in our oceans. This is New Zealand’s first national litter database and it will help build a better understanding of our litter problem. Envirohub Marlborough is proud to be a part of this grassroots action that “ gives politicians and business leaders, students and scientists, writers and researchers the right information to take action for a litter-free world” 


For more information on the Litter Intelligence project visit  

For more information on Envirohub Marlborough’s Litter Intelligence beach clean ups contact

A group of people cleaning up rubbish on the Picton foreshore

Litter Intelligence Project beach clean up at the Picton Foreshore

A group of people cleaning up a beach

Litter Intelligence Long Term Monitoring Project on Long Island, Marlborough Sounds. 

NZAEE Seaweek


Envirohub Marlborough is an enthusiastic participant in the national New Zealand Association for Environmental Education’s Seaweek celebrating all things sea. We are so lucky to live and work in the Marlborough Sounds and during Seaweek we “hope is to inspire and enable kiwis to take time to connect with the sea.”


Our Seaweek activities include the Massive Marlborough Beach Clean Up, screening of ocean inspired documentaries,  a divers Trash to Treasure Competition, and snorkelling treasure hunt and an Ocean Adventure cruise with our youth arm, Conservation Kids NZ, 


More more information on NZAEE Seaweek visit 

For information on Envirohub Marlborough’s Seaweek activities contact

Three women standing on the foreshore in the summer

The organizers of the Massive Marlborough Beach Clean Up 

Two kids kayaking in the ocean in the Marlborough Sounds

Kayaking was a fun part of Seaweek activities in Anakiwa

Spring Clean - Annual Picton Beach Clean Up 


Linda Thompson, a long-time Envirohub Marlborough Trustee and dedicated volunteer has been organising the annual “Spring Clean” Picton Beach Clean Up for the past 10 years. Held on the 2nd Sunday in September, this event brings together many tidy locals to pick up litter and help keep our seaside town looking beautiful. The Picton Girl Guides plus the Waikawa Dive Centre also all pitch in to clean up above and below the water. A popular community event that is sponsored by Picton businesses. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out over the years!


For more information, contact Linda Thompson at 

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