The City of Cape Town-managed Blaauwberg Nature Reserve will be taking part in the upcoming Clean-up SA week by running beach clean-ups at different locations every day between September 14 and 19. The week builds up to International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 19, where more than 700 000 volunteers in 120 countries around the world take part in the world’s biggest clean-up.

City staff will be at the various sites from 9am until 2pm every day to welcome participants and supply them with collection bags. The beach clean-ups will focus on the coast from Melkbosstrand to the Eerste Steen Resort. The City asks that all attendees please arrive wearing a mask and comply with all COVID-19 health and safety regulations and guidelines on the day.

“Spring time is the best time to do a good clean up along our beaches. I ask residents to use this opportunity and join our staff during the beach clean-up week this month. Let’s take some time to care for this much-loved and beautiful piece of coastline,” said Marian Nieuwoudt, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment. “Every piece of plastic litter makes its way down our rivers and streams to the ocean, therefore I ask residents to please make a real effort to visit our beaches as the weather warms up and collect as much litter as they can while they are out. Every bit of help will make a difference.”

Beach clean-up details below:

Date Time Venue
September 14 9am – 2pm Melkbosstrand, Parking in 1st Ave
September 15 9am – 2pm Holbaai parking, Otto du Plessis drive
September 16 9am – 2pm Kelpbaai parking, Otto du Plessis Drive
September 17 9am – 2pm Kreeftebaai parking, Otto du Plessis drive
September 18 9am – 2pm Derdesteen parking, Otto du Plessis drive
September 19: International Coastal Clean-up Day 9am – 2pm Eerste Steen resort, Otto du Plessis drive

Picture: Supplied/City of Cape Town

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Lucinda Dordley

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