International Coastal Clean Up 2022

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) in the Division embark on activities to mark the International Coastal Clean- up 2022 on September 17 – 18. Under the theme #SEATHECHANGE, Ocean Conservancy is co-ordinating global efforts in Fighting for Trash- Free Seas.

Eight beaches in Tobago have been air-marked for this year’s clean–up. On Saturday 17th September: Courland Bay (Plymouth/Black Rock), Minister’s Bay (Bacolet), Carapuse Bay (Belle Garden), Prince’s Bay (Roxborough), Tyrel’s Bay (Speyside) and Little Rockly Bay (Lambeau). On Sunday 18th September- La Guirra Bay (Kilgywn- Bon-Accord) and Sandy Point Bay (Crown Point). Clean up activities will begin at 7:00am on both days.

Since 1986, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-up has engaged innumerable volunteers worldwide to band together in removing trash from the coastline which affects the health of marine life, people, wildlife and economies. The data collected from these exercises is used to raise awareness of coastline and ocean pollution, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events and inform policy solutions.

The media is invited to provide full coverage of the clean-up activities on Saturday and Sunday.

Should you need any further information, feel free to contact the Communications Unit at 635- 1612 or 789-5236.