Be a part of what is described as the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up waterways and oceans on Sept. 21.
It’s the International Coastal Cleanup Day, an initiative of the Ocean Conservancy, and Divetech is encouraging residents of all ages to participate in removing trash from Cayman’s beaches and shorelines.
The pollution of the world’s oceans is a growing threat to the health of marine life, and the Ocean Conservancy is working to raise awareness and encourage local and regional action to mitigate some of this damage.
In Cayman, efforts will be concentrated at Barkers Beach, with the cleanup being organized by Divetech.
Divetech will run a shuttle from its Cobalt Coast location to Barkers, departing at 1 p.m., or just meet them on Barkers Road, armed with your own plastic bags. Additional bags and gloves will be provided.
Volunteers are encouraged to walk the beach or snorkel the coastline and collect as much trash as possible between 1 and 4 p.m.
In return, Divetech is offering participants a voucher for a free tank and weights so that they may enjoy a shore dive.
At the end of the cleanup, prizes will be awarded for most trash collected, biggest piece of trash collected and most unusual piece of trash collected.
To register as a volunteer, email [email protected] or just turn up on the day. Schools, clubs and corporate groups are all welcome.