International Coastal Clean Up

icc 2016

World’s Largest Volunteer Beach Cleanup Comes to Jeffreys Bay on Saturday, September 17

Jeffreys Bay Residents joins hundreds of thousands of people around the world in global movement for Trash Free Seas as part of the 31st International Coastal Cleanup.

Jeffreys Bay Dorp van Drome is organizing a beach cleanup expected to be attended by at least 500 people as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 31st International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to clean up our waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers.

Every piece of trash volunteers find will be tracked and included in the Ocean Trash Index, the world’s largest database on marine litter. This year volunteers will contribute to this database in real-time using the Clean Swell app (available for free download on the App Store and Google Play). More than 18 million pounds (eight million kilograms) of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the 30th International Coastal Cleanup in 2015.

PLAN

The coastal area between Paradise Beach and Kabeljouws will be cleaned dividing the area in 10 legs. Select the leg to view the coordinating body and reporting station.

Relevant Information:

1) Clean up registration between 0800-0830
2) Bags will be provided at the various stations. Limited amount of gloves will be available.
3) Wear suitable protective clothing weather dependent.
4) Work in small groups of 4 or 5 and record all your collections. Forms provided.

The hashtag for the ICC is #2016cleanup. Please use this in your social media facebook, instagram, twitter etc.

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. www.oceanconservancy.org

Jeffreys Bay Dorp van Drome is proudly associated with Ocean Conservancy

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