|Beach Clean-Up and Carmanville Habitat Committee volunteers.|
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Carmanville Habitat Committee(CHC)
sponsored its first beach cleanup, in recognition of World OceansDay
. This day is celebrated annually, on
June 8th. The idea is to create
awareness of ocean pollution. This
year's theme was "Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet" with the focus on
reducing plastic pollution, which harms many aquatic species. More than a dozen volunteers, including
several committee members and the mayor, Keith Howell, met at the government
wharf Saturday morning.
Volunteers spent three hours picking up garbage and debris
along the north side of Carmanville
In this short time period, over 60 bags of garbage were collected, along
with numerous larger items such as chairs, artificial Christmas trees, TV's,
|Some of the garbage removed from the beach,|
The Carmanville Harbour Authority provided refreshments to
the volunteers following the cleanup. In
addition, DFO supplied the CHC with work gloves, reusable shopping bags, back
packs and pencils to distribute to the volunteers in appreciation for their
The CHC would like to thank all those who volunteered in any
way to make this beach cleanup a success.
We look forward to sponsoring additional beach cleanups in the future.
By keeping our beaches free of plastics and other debris, we can ensure a
healthier ocean and a healthier planet.