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Beaches Cleaned despite the wind

3 September 2017 Local Events


Beaches Cleaned despite the wind

Saturday 2nd September saw Greg Player and his amazing Cape Town Beach Clean Up crews do what they do best. The wind was blowing at about 24 knots, kite boarders struggled to land their kites and bunch of brave souls headed down the beaches in Blouberg and surrounds to pick up trash.

Since 2010, Greg Player has been cleaning beaches and now the beach clean ups form part of an NPO, CleanC, focusing on the community of Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton. Saturday was a Spring Clean Up as part of a program that is aimed at getting the local beaches ready for summer that is only around the corner. This special clean up was also one that acted as a fundraising event for Clean C and was much more than just a clean up.

In the Blouberg area 3 companies, Petco, Mercedes Benz and Rawson Properties each paid to clean the beach and bring their teams along as part of a team building morning. As always, great fun was had by everyone as banners and flags blew, buckled and even broke in the crazy wind that is hopefully not a foretaste of what summer is bringing.

The 90 minute beach cleans not only saw companies bring their staff but saw local volunteers join in the very worthwhile activity. 5 people from Joe Slovo Park were given work to help with the morning, Clean C sees this as an important part of what they do and gives back furthermore to the community. 58 youngsters from Joe Slovo Park were brought down to the beach; they cleaned up and then played some soccer on the beach before being given something to eat.

A total of 139 bags of trash was picked up from the beach, about 750kg of litter that would otherwise just end up in the Ocean. The youngsters from Joe Slovo Park also helped Greg Player and his team sort out the trash for recycling taking this beach clean to a completely different level to normal.

The Spring Clean on the beaches was a tremendous success and the crazy wind made it a memorable morning. The next beach clean will be on Saturday 7th October and future clean ups are on the first Saturday of every month. Now rapidly approaching its 8th year this is a local One-FM-Land activity that is well worth supporting, we all love our beaches and this is just a small way to say thank you.

For more details on Cape Town Beach Clean Up visit their Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/capetownbeachcleanup/

For more details on CleanC visit their webpage:

http://www.cleanc.co.za/

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Matt Newnham is a local freelance writer and published author visit his website www.mattnewnham.co.za

 


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