Posted on the 21st November 2018

We report on the 14th BirdLife Overberg monthly coastal clean-up with a difference! 

It was held on Saturday 17 November at Grotto beach, Hermanus and was done in collaboration with Walker Bay Recycling. Other partners that participated were the Zwelihle Recycle Swop Shop and the Coastal Clean-up Conservation Trust, together with some of their volunteers. Checkers, Hermanus sponsored boerewors rolls and Oasis the bottled water. Clicks, Hermanus also sent a few volunteers to participate. We express our sincere appreciation to John Kieser of Plastics SA for his continued support and supply of plastic bags for collecting the litter.

Close on 50 volunteers participated and this certainly illustrates that collaboration with other agencies works well. Hopefully more bird clubs will in future start with the same conservation actions and members will take on their own “local coastal patches” to clean up on a regular basis. 

Our next similar coastal clean-up will be on Saturday 8 December along the Onrus beach and seashore. ARRANGEMENTS: We will meet at the parking area above the Onrus beach at 07:00 and should not finish later than 10:00. Bring along appropriate clothing for protection against the elements. Plastic bags supplied by Plastics SA and gloves will be provided. RSVP: Elaine at or sms at 082 455 8402

The dates for the monthly coastal clean-ups during 2019 are also available from us.

We thank Helé and Elaine for their continued management of this wonderful and worthwhile effort.

Volunteers beginning to arrive
A small part of the group











Off they go with Plastics SA bags
And here they come ....










Some even cleaned between the rocks
The Zwelihle Recycle Swop Shop kids took to the dunes










A beautiful day for a beach cleanup
Water sponsored by Oasis










Almost ready to braai the boerewors rolls sponsored by Checkers, Hermanus
A BirdLife Overberg conservation project











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