On Saturday, 14 October 2015, Marine Anti-Poaching Unit joined with WWF, Coastal Cleanup Conservation, Plastics SA, SANBI, Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Whale Coast Conservation, EcoEnviro and Cape Nature for the 2017 Kleinmond Clean Up. Teachers and children from Kleinmond Primary made it possible to ensure we have enough hands to make a difference. What a fantastic day and initiative.
WWF Panda making his way to the event
Marine Anti-Poaching Unit with WWF SA mascots
Mascot to support penguin awareness
Adults allocated to groups ensuring their safety and that we really stay focused on the job at hand
One of the groups participating today, evidence that you are never to young or to old
Proud to be part of this event
…most variety of collected items
…most items collected
…and the hardest workers of the day
Chris Kastern, from WWF, educating the kids about recycling
Chris Kastern showing how the drainage system is impacted by improper waste disposal
Antonio da Silva-Swart, from Coastal Cleanup Conservation, ensuring that the kids know it is OK to address people dumping their refuse in the wrong place: “Oi PICK THAT UP!”
A successful, educational and fun day with the community
The success of today does not stop after we depart, but planting the seed with our youth that littering impacts our environment to such a extent that life is endangered. Today more and more instances are found where animals, specifically our marine life, die due to plastic and debris in our oceans mistaken for food. It starts with each of us to ensure our plastics, rubbish and general waste is recycled and discarded of properly.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION