The National Parks, Rivers, and Beaches Authority (NPRBA), in collaboration with the Fisheries Divisions under the SVG Sea Turtle Conservation Programme (SVGSTCP) hosted a Beach Clean-Up at the San Souci Beach on Friday, May 11.
The San Souci Beach is a known sea turtle nesting site. Approximately 40 participants, consisting of volunteers from the San Souci Sea Turtle Monitoring Group, Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), Sparta Football Club, and Forestry Services, residents from the San Souci and neighboring communities and NPRBA were present.
Those present were informed about the importance of improving our coastal and oceans ecosystem and the effects of improper waste disposal and plastic pollution, a major threat to sea turtles.
At the completion of the Beach Clean Up, 25 large bags of trash were collected and piles of debris cleared; including logs from the river mouth.
Residents were encouraged to collect the logs and to use them as charcoal. This event was just one of numerous activities organized by the SVG Sea Turtle Conservation Programme. The SVGSTCP is being funded by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund.