CYEN GRENADA – COASTAL CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN 2017
Written by Kerricia Hobson on October 9, 2017
On Saturday October 14th, the Grenada Chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), in support of International Coast Clean-up 2017, will be hosting a coastal clean-up in Morne Rouge.
International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) is a volunteer based campaign which strives to rid the coastal and marine environments of various forms of waste. Land based pollution continues to be one of the major sources of waste found in the ocean, which poses a threat to various forms of marine life. Additionally, the waste is unsightly and diminishes the country’s natural aesthetics. The volunteers work to clean up garbage that would have been improperly disposed of, as well as other unwanted material in the coastal area. This initiative is important as it contributes to the data collection on the types and quantities of waste that our country produces, in an effort to develop better management practices.
The clean-up will begin at 8:00 am, with the Camerhogne Park being used as the central meeting point. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided for all the volunteers. Following the clean-up, refreshments will be provided in the vicinity of the Spiceland Mall.
CYEN will also be using this opportunity as a drive through which relief items for hurricane ravaged countries such as Dominica, can be collected. These items can be dropped off at the Camerhogne Park at the same time that clean-up material is being collected.
CYEN encourages the public to participate in support of International Coastal Clean-up and to also contribute the collection of relief for our fellow Caribbean islands.