Dibanisa does a Beach Clean-Up

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 21st November 2012

Our Dibanisa Beach clean-up took place last week. The Dibanisa group met Alouise from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust at the Great White House. Alouise briefed the kids regarding the beach clean-up. They were split into a boys and a girls group.

We left for Kruismansbaai. The kids received bags and gloves and a data collection card. Each group had to record what they found and separate the waste into bags which can be recycled, general waste and fishing line.

Items which were collected were recorded onto a card which will be submitted to the Ocean Conservancy for research purposes.

We scoured the beach for debris and although there wasn’t that much waste, we still collected 32kg’s of rubbish on a beach which looked “clean”!!!! Most of the rubbish was made up of various kinds of plastic!

We went back to the Great White House, where Alouise talked to the kids about the importance of throwing away their rubbish. We all enjoyed a cooldrink and sang ‘happy birthday’ to David, one of our volunteers!

Thanks to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust for hosting us and to Okkie Smuts and Oom Gerrie for doing the transport! We look forward to our art lesson which is taking place on Wednesday AND our camp which will take place over the weekend!

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