Volunteers sought for North Sound inlet cleanup

Plastic Free Cayman’s Claire Hughes has organized a cleanup to take place this Sunday, May 13, on an inlet of North Sound accessible at the end of Sparkys Drive in George Town Industrial Park.

The area, which is prone to local littering as well as debris being washed up from North Sound, was not among those that were cleaned during the Earth Day cleanups last month.

The cleanup begins at 8 a.m. and is expected to last a couple of hours, but volunteers are welcome to stay for as long or as short as they wish, Ms. Hughes said.

Images taken by Ms. Hughes show extensive plastic and debris that has become an eyesore to those who know the area, and she said there is a danger to wildlife that inhabit the shallow waters and shoreline along North Sound.

“Plastic debris can be ingested by local wildlife and marine life, which can result in death, in some cases,” said Ms. Hughes.

Red Sail Sports is sponsoring the cleanup, and volunteers are urged to sign in upon arrival for a chance to win a trip by Red Sail Grand Cayman. A. L. Thompson’s will be supplying buckets and tools to pick up debris and JUNK Cayman will take away recyclables. Plastic Free Cayman asks any other businesses or organizations interested in getting involved to reach out to them via Facebook or to email [email protected]

Volunteers are asked particularly to bring their own reusable gloves if they have any – although Plastic Free Cayman will be able to provide some to those who do not.

Further information on the cleanup and future events can be found on Plastic Free Cayman’s Facebook page.