Project AWARE International Clean-up Day Success!

Yesterday members of the Grenada Scuba Diving Association kicked off International Clean-up Day activities with what will be the first underwater clean-up in a month of land, coastal and underwater efforts.  Launching from Eco Dive representatives from Scuba Tech and Native Spirit Scuba joined us along with GBN (Grenada Broadcasting Network), Dr Clare Morrall from St George’s University, Emily and Craig (SGU DVM students) and 2 visitors to the island Dereck and Andy.  A huge thank you goes out to all volunteers for donating their time and efforts to help us raise awareness and clean up our seas!  Some pictures of the afternoon …

Craig and Emily getting ready to clean. THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Morrall breifing divers and GBN on the afternoons activities and its importance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ackee from Scuba Tech before the dive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig, Emily, Dereck and Andy listening intently to Clare's briefing ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all despite the sea swells and grey skies from Tropical Storm Maria to our north we had a very successful afternoon totaling 5 enormous bags of trash made up of plastic cups, clothing (a lot from Carnival Juve morning – come on guys!), picnic plates, forks, plastic bags and food packaging, cigarette boxes and butts and more …

the loot ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the classy part ... sorting trash for the reporting ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A final thank you to all who helped, a big thank to Dr Clare Morrall for her support and the GBN for being such good sports and helping us spread the word.  For those in Grenada who are interested in seeing more check out the local news Monday Sept 12th at 7 pm.

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