If you care about the ocean and our beautiful beaches, and want to play a part in keeping them clean then join Bermuda Ocean Explorers, Keep Bermuda Beautiful, the Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce, BIOS, volunteers and divers for a debris clean-up of Warwick Long Bay this Sunday, November 11, from 2pm to 4:30pm.
Volunteers are needed to collect marine debris from the beach, the trails and trees along the pathways leading to Stonehole and Chaplin Bay. Scuba divers are also needed to search for and recover trash below the ocean surface. Snorkelers are also welcome to help spot the trash below.
Volunteers pictured during one of last year’s clean-up events:
Organizers will be located at Warwick Long Bay, down the hill, on the asphalt area at the bottom of the hill. Look for the flags and banners. Travelling east or west bound on south shore road, you won’t miss it. Snacks, water, juice and music will be provided. Upon arrival, please see the organizers to register.
This Shore and Sea Debris Cleanup event is a weather permitting event, with any change of plans being announced the day before on the BOE Facebook page and on Twitter. Participants are encouraged to bring along a couple reusable grocery bags to collect dry debris while walking, emptying the bags onto canvas to be sorted and reusing the bag to collect more debris.
All participating SCUBA divers – BYOG (Bring Your Own Gear) – must be certified so please bring your certification cards and log books. Divers also should have been actively diving within the past 12 months. It is recommended divers also bring gardening gloves to use at depth when collecting debris. Also be on the lookout for lionfish on the reef.
Bermuda Ocean Explorers is an eco- and diving-oriented organization launched last September. Contact Bermuda Ocean Explorers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit them here on Facebook at or follow them here on Twitter.