175 people turn out for SafeHaven beach cleanup

Volunteers cleared 2,500 pounds of garbage from the beach and mangroves at SafeHaven on Saturday morning.

About 175 people, including young children, took part in the cleanup, which was organized by Plastic Free Cayman.

The garbage was collected throughout the morning and separated into recycled materials by a team of volunteers who sorted through the bags of litter that came in.

Some of the more unusual items that turned up in the cleanup were a vacuum cleaner, a baby chair, a vial of blood and a sign from a restaurant that closed down last year.

Several local organizations got involved in the cleanup, including Red Sail Sports, Maples, Caymanite Synchro, Caribbean Producer Services, Cayman Eco Divers, North Sound Golf Club and Cayman International School. Also at the cleanup were George Town South MLA Barbara Conolly, Marc “Srizzil” Williams, and EcoChicCayman’s Laura Butz, among others.

Another beach cleanup has been organized for Sunday, March 4. Follow Plastic Free Cayman’s Facebook page for updated information or check the community calendar.

Volunteers, carrying trash bags and litter-grabbers, comb the beach along Safehaven. – PHOTOS: MILO DACK

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  1. I applaud everyone involved in the clean up and their efforts to taking care of the environment .
    What I would like to see is everyone work a little more easier in their volunteer efforts to plan and discuss in the group that is working to clean the area , who will pick up the recyclable material, and who will pick up the garbage, and who would collect material/driftwood for art projects . Then at the end of the day everything goes to their appropriate place and job is well done and finished . Not send all of these bags of collected stuff to the recycling place to be separated .

  2. After going back and watching the video for the article . I didn’t see as many true born Caymanians involved as should have been. I wonder what is the reason for them to not wanting to be involved in projects like this ? These kind of projects are good ways to come together and know each other .
    I am happy to see all the foreigners that have pride and love for the place where they live and work and the environment . I think that more Caymanians should have that kind of pride and love and get involved in projects like this .
    What can we do to get everyone involved in volunteering for projects like clean up ?