Coast KZN

04 Aug 2023

Beach litter busters get to work

Juan Venter (North Coast Courier) Picture: Fifty-one volunteers supported the launch of Adopt a Beach last Sunday.

KZN-based non-profit organisation Adopt a River, on Sunday last weekend launched its first Adopt a Beach campaign at Salmon Bay in Ballito, where 51 people showed up to support beach clean-up efforts. Volunteers collected about 75 kg of waste.

Adopt a River director, Janet Simpkins, said they were surprised by the volume since the beach appeared clean when they arrived.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of the community at our launch in Ballito,” she said.

Adopt a River focuses on community-based solutions to issues around river health, specifically pollution.

Simpkins extended special thanks to sponsors and the local organising committee, including the KwaDukuza Municipality, for disposing of the waste collected.

The Adopt a Beach campaign will be held every last Sunday of the month, with another clean-up planned for Salmon Bay on August 27 from 8am. For more information, visit Adopt a River on Facebook or contact Mike Gahagan at 083 258 9696.