Monday, July 27, 2009

19th April clean up

Yet another great turn out with plenty of new faces in the team. The beach was quiet so we managed to give it a thorough seeing to and had it looking spotless in no time.

We then relaxed until sunset and enjoyed getting to know the new guys a little better over cold drinks. Another great day in the company of awesome people.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

1st March clean up

The number of new volunteers took us aback as we met up in the Ghajn Tuffieha car park - family, friends, friends of friends and even complete strangers were turning up to give us a hand.

With well coordinated teamwork the SAS would be proud of, we hauled in our biggest heap of rubbish yet.

Seeing so many people work together for a common cause was an awesome experience - one we hope to repeat over and over to maintain the beauty of our shores.

1st Feb clean up

A week later we returned to the beach with double the man power. The beach was still in an awful state and more and more rubbish was being dragged out to sea every day. Bottle caps, rope and plastic bags have all proven to be fatal to many species of marine life - thousands of turtles alone die each year by mistaking plastic bags for jelly fish.

With this in mind and a desire to get our beach back to its former glory, we grabbed our bags and gloves and set to work, slowly but surely working our way up the beach. The difference last week's clean up had made was evident but by the time we were done with this one it looked like a completely different place.

We proudly stacked the mounds of bags at the top of the Ghajn Tuffieha stairs and set off for a well earned cold drink amongst great company.

25th Jan clean up

Over the winter the beautiful Ghajn Tuffieha was left abandoned, which resulted in a horrific sight when we made it down to the sand.

Within a few hours we'd collected over 20 bags of rubbish and countless other bits and pieces that would have otherwise been washed out to sea. The huge task of restoring the beach to its natural state was by no means finished, but a dent had been made and we went home with a feeling of great accomplishment.