International Coastal Cleanup

Starts in 21 Hours, 49 Minutes

September 19, 2020 10:00 am / 12:00 pm

Danabay Second Beach

Danabay Second Beach

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Dana Bay residents, in conjunction with the Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre (SAPREC) in Mossel Bay, will participating in the ICC (International Coastal Cleanup) on Saturday, 19 September, from 10:00, starting at Dana Bay second beach.

John Kieser, the national coordinator for the cleanup day, said Plastics SA and the Ocean Conservancy knew with certainty that poor waste management and littering were still a reality and that cleanups on this day were needed desperately. 

“To this end, we are finalising the preparation for the 2020 International Coastal Cleanup, World Cleanup Day and Clean-up and Recycle Week,” said Kieser.

Social distancing, restrictions on public gatherings and other safety requirements would need to be adhered to strictly by all participants.

“This is the last call for registration, as more logistics will be required for this year’s event. Experience has taught us that there is always a last-minute flood of requests for support so we would like to have the majority of registrations finalised as soon as possible,” said Kieser.

On registration, people are presented with choices for a coastal cleanup. It can either be an audited event (using the International sheet and/or the South African Dirty Dozen sheet), or it can be an unaudited cleanup, but making use of the Clean Swell app as a tool for cleanup data collection.

For the World Cleanup events, there are none of these choices but as in the past, resources must be supplied to ensure support for the project.

Due to the pandemic, the Caroline Reid Award occasion was changed to a biennial event.

To become part of the event, contact Clifton Donald (082 457 1135 or cliftondonald@lantic.net) to obtain registration forms.