Residents and visitors in Little Cayman are invited to help clean up the island’s beaches to prepare for the hatching of turtle eggs.
An earlier clean-up of the beach in February proved successful and organisers are hoping to repeat the success in the latest beach clean-up, scheduled for Saturday, 11 August.
The beaches being targeted are Point of Sand, Preston Bay and Charles Bay.
“Once again the turtles have nested all along the south coast this year and it is extremely important for us to clean the beaches in anticipation of the hatching of the turtle nests,” said Neil van Niekerk, president of the Sister Islands Tourism Association.
Cayman Distributors, which supports the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, has teamed up with Miller Lite to provide water and refreshments during the beach clean-up and will be providing clean-up materials, including trash bags and gloves.
Some burgers and hotdogs will be on hand, but volunteers are invited to take their own BBQ needs and cleanup materials to help the cause. “Remember, we’re trying to get rid of plastic, so try not to bring any,” said Mr. van Niekerk