Pitch in for Amanzimtoti beach clean-up this Saturday

Ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge with Amanzimtoti Conservancy’s Corinne Winson, chairman Angus Pyke and his wife Maureen, area cleansing officer for Amanzimtoti, Portia Mhlangu and driver supervisor of beaches, Justice Ngcobo invite the Toti public to get stuck in and make a difference on International Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, 16 September.

Saturday, 16 September is International Coastal Clean-Up Day and the community is invited to grab a bag and help clean up.

“Get to the beach, dunes, river, your neighbourhood, or anywhere to clean up litter, especially plastic,” said Amanzimtoti Conservancy chairman, Angus Pyke.

“Join a group at any of the venues or go at it alone. If you miss Saturday, do your part on Sunday.”

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Venues and times:

  • At Toti lagoon from 7.30am and 9am. Meet in the car park at the canoe club (and as a bonus, see the dune rehabilitation work). Call Corinne on 084-781-2019.
  • At Toti River from the ‘drift’ at 9am. Meet at Amanzimtoti Sports Centre (Lords and Legends). “We are still looking for someone or a group to lead this,” said Angus. Litter bags will be available on the veranda at Lords.
  • At Little Toti River at 8.30am. Meet at Baggies, Warner Beach to clean the upper reaches. You will need long pants and water shoes or gumboots. Call Angus on 074-9514267 or collect a bag from Baggies and do your own thing on the beach or dunes.
  • At Umbogintwini/Athlone Park beach at 9am. The back of the dunes near the river mouth is badly littered – any volunteers?
  • Winklespruit to Illovo River mouth at 8am. Meet the Clean Surf Project at Winkle Lifesaving Club to clean from Winkle to Illovo. Call Densil on 082-802-3353.

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“Following our recent public challenge to get really ‘stuck’ into the community, the town has enjoyed an awesome response from organisations and individuals who all actually want to make a difference,” said ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge.

“There is no better time than the present and by participating in the International Coastal Clean-Up, you can make a difference.

Join millions of volunteers who love our ocean and want to protect it on Saturday, 16 September.

There is no need to belong to an organisation, group or association – just be yourself and come make new friends by joining us at any of the given locations. I dare you to make a difference.”

For more information on the clean-up day, call Angus on 074-9514267.

 

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