Monday, September 21, 2009

Cayman Eco Team Participates in International Coast Cleanup

As part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup on September 19th, Cayman Eco organized several teams in kayaks, courtesy of Tom at Cayman Kayaks, to clean up the Hyatt Canal.

The Ocean Conservancy's global initiative engages people to remove trash and debris from the world's beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris, and change the behaviors that cause marine debris in the first place. Last year, nearly 400,000 volunteers collected more than 6.8 million pounds of trash in 100 countries and 42 US states during the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup — the world's largest volunteer effort of its kind.

In addition to cleaning up the Hyatt Canal, data cards were filled out to identify the nature of trash collected. This information will be forward to the Cayman Islands Department of Environment who is compiling the data for submission to the Ocean Conservancy's global database.

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