Chamber seeking clean-up volunteers

Following a record turn-out of 900 people for the Chamber of Commerce Roadside and Beach Clean-up last yea, organizers are hoping that a large number will volunteer this year to help clean up Grand Cayman.

Last year’s number of volunteers for the island-wide clean-up was significantly up from 2003, when 550 people turned out.

The event takes place as part of Earth Week activities and is being organised in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Health.

The eighth annual clean-up takes place on Saturday, 23 April from 7am to 11am.

All necessary items such as plastic gloves and clean-up bags will be provided by the organisers.

People are encouraged to get a group of friends together and sign up to help. Businesses are also being encouraged to get involved in the clean-up or in special corporate projects such as planting or donating trees, donating garbage bins and doing a special long-term area clean-up. Corporate entities can also become involved in bulk waste management, installation of low wattage lights or pledge allegiance for environmental awareness. They are encouraged to call the Department of Environment for more information.

The first 400 volunteers to sign up for the clean-up will receive a free t-shirt. Call 949-8090 or register online at www.caymanchamber.ky.