This special coastal clean-up will be in support of the international Plastics Free July campaign – Marine debris is dominated by plastics, so kindly support us with this effort!
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 Clean-ups 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 clean-ups 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 clean-up on Saturday 14 July as we again work along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve – from Brekfis Bay to the tern roost.
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.
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.
KINDLY CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION BY THURSDAY 12 JULY AT 18:00: Contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or sms at 082 455 8402 or Helé at email@example.com or sms at 073 456 0393.