Emergency beach cleanup- tomorrow- email 6th Oct 08

Posted on October 6th, 2008 in Beach Clean-up,Events,Group emails past to present by Kate Wade

Hi DB Green,
Part 2 of the EMERGRENCY BEACH CLEANUP tomorrow morning (Tuesday) 9am – 12 noon. If you weren’t able to make the first one last Saturday, tomorrow is your chance. Salina and I will be down just before 9 ready to do battle with rubbish on this beautiful natural beach. Why not invite all your friends and family and bring a picnic on the beach to enjoy afterwards. Here is Salina’s write up and photo link from Saturday’s beach cleanup…..
See you tomorrow,
Kate 🙂

Thank you to all the wonderful people who helped to clean up Nim Shue Wan last Saturday.
The forecast was for heavy rain, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the sun shining through the clouds, and so many people showing up to lend a hand. With 33 people (that’s 66 hands!), we accomplished a lot.

We focused on the area close to the DB entrance of Nim Shue Wan, where a lot of rubbish gets pushed ashore by the tide. We were able to collect/salvage practically all the recyclable plastic and metal in the area, making sure with City Management and Winson that the skip we filled with the recyclables would be going directly to their recycling contractor. A lot of dead vegetation and timber was piled high, along with lots and lots of bags of general beach rubbish, which have been left on the beach for collection by the Food Environmental Hygiene Department on Thursday, October 9. (Although attempts have been made to urge the speedy collection of the bags, the FEHD are unfortunately bombarded with calls for rubbish collection at several locations since Typhoon Hagupit.)

Photos of the cleanup can be viewed here .It really is amazing to see what a difference many hands can make!

I wish to thank each and every one of you who came to help – the beach cleanup ‘regulars’, the people who were just passing by and decided to help, the first time volunteers, the staff and students from Discovery College who helped to raise awareness, and who actually came along to lend a hand with their families… It was a pleasure meeting you all! I look forward to seeing you all again, and to the opportunity of working together to clean the beach in the hopes of preserving our natural environment.

There will be another cleanup tomorrow (October 7) from 09:00-12:00.
Please join us if you can spare a little time. We hope to focus on the far end of the beach this time.


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