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BEACH CLEANUPS

#lestsdoit

The earliest clean-up we can remember was around 1999 when operators and locals gathered with rakes, spades and vehicles to remove black, tar like oil that had deposited itself along the beach.
 
With the addition of the Lifeguard station during the early 2000's the beach was kept clean and thanks to the support of Mary from KZN Wildlife we were introduced to International Coastal clean-up events that took place annually in September.
 
Since 2009 we have been recording items found as well as kilograms weighed in and the number of helping hands!

We have co-ordinated 67 beach clean-ups in collaboration with Ocean Conservancy, the Reserve, operators and various volunteers together with PlasticsSA who have in the past been the main sponsor of bags.

The events included both local and Dobela Down clean-ups which found vehicles leaving in convoy to tackle the plastic problem further up the coastline.

International coastal clean-up 2023 .

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Clean-Ups

67

clean-ups

15 069.9

kilograms

2 284

bags collected

52 658

items

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A DRIVE TO KEEP OUR VILLAGE & BEACHES CLEAN

With the influx of beach goers after the opening of the road linking Maputo to Ponta do Ouro, a clean-up initiative was founded by Suzie Steyn who took on the responsibility to raise funds from local operators and home owners for the construction of wooden rubbish bins that were strategically placed throughout the village and the beach as well as getting together a clean-up crew..

Four years later the project is still running successfully - keeping the village and beach litter free!

 

For more information on how you can get involved in the drive to Keep Ponta Clean please contact:

Suzie: +258 84 619 5104 or Bonny: +258 84 885 5273

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