Members of the public are being invited to join with staff of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to remove litter from the beach and marine environment at the Morgan Lewis Beach in St. Andrew in recognition of International Coastal Clean-up Day on Saturday, September 15.
The department, which has developed a National Marine Litter Monitoring Programme to identify the types of litter found on the island’s beaches, will also be launching its Marine Litter Activity Booklet on this day.
All interested persons are asked to contact a Marine Pollution Officer at the EPD at telephone number 310-3600 to register by Wednesday, September 5. Transportation and refreshments will be provided for those who register with the EPD on or before this date.
Registered participants who need transportation to St. Andrew are asked to assemble at the EPD’s office in the L.V. Harcourt Lewis Building, Dalkeith, St. Michael by 5:15 a.m. for a 5:30 a.m. departure.
Those who wish to make their own way to St. Andrew are asked to assemble at the Conrad Hunte Sports Club, Shorey Village, St. Andrew, by 6:00 a.m.
Members of the public are also being encouraged to join other beach clean-ups on that day including one hosted by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) at Long Beach, Christ Church, on Saturday, September 15, at 6:00 a.m.
Anyone requesting more information on this clean-up should contact the CYEN at telephone number 437-6055 or 437-6056.
Meanwhile, persons desirous of hosting a beach clean-up in recognition of the day are asked to contact the National Conservation Commission and the EPD before proceeding.