Boom! We topped our record Folks! Thank you to all the volunteers today!
Two tonnes (2 128,50kg) of rubbish was removed off our beaches in the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve. After a quick briefing the convoy of 11 vehicles and 50 people left from the Ponta do Ouro Launch Site at 08:46 under the supervision of Vincent, the reserves Manager who accompanied us on the beach.
We arrived at Ponta Dobela at 09:40. Surprisingly the previous ‘catchment’ bay was relatively clean par from small pieces of plastics. We later discovered that most of the big stuff was sitting at Millibangala, were the reserves vehicle collected lots of discarded fishing gear including nets and ropes. An effective leap frogging system was followed when we started the trip back to Ponta. It was here that most of the rubbish was collected. We made it back to Ponta just before 13:00.
After offloading all the rubbish it was then weighed and bags counted - 136 of them!
A heartfelt thanks is extended to each and every person who took time out of their Saturday to assist us with this the mammoth task of trying to keep the Reserves beaches Clean as well as to Plastics SA for bags and Ponta Kukula for the removal of rubbish to dump.
Time: 08:46 to 12:45
Kilograms collected: 2 128,50
Number of bags filled: 136
Number of participants: 50
Number of Vehicles: 11