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BEACH CLEANUPS

Seven years, 37 clean-ups.

 

History:

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 our 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 37 beach clean-ups in collaboration with Ocean Conservancy, the Reserve, operators and various volunteers. PlasticsSA has 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.

"770 hands helped collect 118 532 items that weighed in at over 11 tonnes over some 80 hours!" 2009-16

 

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL AND LAND CLEANUP
19 SEPTEMBER 2020


 

KEEP PONTA CLEAN

A drive to keep our village and beaches clean during the peak tourist season was started in November. Suzie Steyn 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 as well as oversee a team of 6 cleaners who have been employed for the season.


Vodacom Mozambique kindly sponsored further rubbish bins and plastic bags have been donated by PlasticsSA. Celma from Ponta Kukula and Gary from Pipeline have assisted with the donation of tractor and collection of the rubbish. 


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

Suzie: 84 619 5104

Bonny: 84 885 5273

Angie: 84 330 3859

 

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Operations: Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

T/WApp: +258 84 330 3859

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