Are you concerned about the impact of plastics and other marine debris on our oceans and shoreline? Do you care about the detrimental impact that this has on our coastal birds and other marine creatures? Then we would like to invite you to take part in BirdLife Overberg’s regular monthly Coastal Cleanups along the beautiful Cape Whale Coast shoreline. You might get your hands a bit dirty, but the satisfaction of contributing towards clean oceans and plastic-free beaches certainly makes up for this. We already have several volunteers, as well as school groups assisting us on these cleanups and we can certainly make use of more participants. One comes across plastic and litter along our coast all too often and this is an opportunity for nature lovers to give something back. We are excited about more people joining our efforts as we clean up our shoreline and make a real difference!
Join us on our next cleanup on Saturday 23 June as we again do a cleanup along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve.
We will meet at the parking area of the OK centre in Onrus at 08:00. Elaine and Helé will give a brief overview of our project and the research behind it. We will be done by 11:00 at the latest. The walk is quite short but there might be lots of rubbish to collect.
WHAT TO BRING ALONG: A portion of the walk is on rocks so appropriate walking shoes will be needed, it can get a bit slippery. Bring a backpack with something to drink and eat and remember your sun hat and sun screen. Rubbish bags will be supplied for collecting the trash.
CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION BY THURSDAY 21 JUNE AT 18:00: Contact Elaine at email@example.com or sms at 082 455 8402 or Helé at firstname.lastname@example.org or sms at 073 456 0393.