Weeks of organizing paid off last Friday as the members of various local NGOs volunteered to do beach cleanups around Majuro in honor of World Oceans Day. The local beaches and ocean environments were the winners, with tons of plastic, cans, and assorted debris picked up and brought to disposal centers.
In case you’d like to hold a clean-up, follows is how it worked:
World Oceans Day 2018 Agenda
Friday June 8th
YACHTS AND VOLUNTEERS
s/v KATIE G: Chuck and Caesar
s/v SWIFTSURE: Lanny, Ginger & Nikki
s/v TRIBUTE: Larry and Gary (Apolima)
s/v VIANDONTE: Grant, Doug & Mika
s/v MOONBIRD: Darryl and Cyndi
Provided by WOD Committee:
Copra Style bags- for trash collection and transportation
Mesh Bags-for ocean pickup/cleanup
Hand Scale- to weigh trash
Bring your own:
Day at the beach stuff
Snorkel or Dive gear-if you plan to help “in” the ocean.
Camera: We need to take lots of photos for documentation, WOD and Marshall Islands Websites, and the local newspaper.
9:00 Sail to Enemanet
10:00 Walk the Shoreline/Beach, Snorkle and or dive while picking up trash
2:00 Place all trash into Copra Bags by category: plastics, glass, cans, other
Weigh trash for annual statistics and possible prizes
3:00. Sail back
4:30. Yachts deposit trash at ShoreLine for City pickup
5:00 BYOB at ShoreLine to celebrate a job well done with other clean up groups.