Rotarians Team Up For Island Clean-Up

September 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Rotarians from Bermuda and the East Coast of America recently teamed up with volunteers from Keep Bermuda Beautiful as part of a clean-up operation on the island.

The “On to Bermuda” event, involving chapters from New York and New Jersey, who are part of the same Rotary District 7230 as the Bermudian clubs, also coincided with the Mangrove Restoration Project.

Bermuda Rotary Club members hope to secure grant money from Rotary International to restore the coastal woodlands.

The visiting Rotarians arrived on the island in the Norwegian Joy cruise ship, which docked at Heritage Wharf in the West End.

The visitors joined Rotarians from the Hamilton, Pembroke, Sandys and St George’s clubs, and the island’s Rotary International Interact club, a group of students aged 12 to 18.

About 120 Rotarians, KBB volunteers and Interactors took part in the clean-up of the coastline, including Lagoon Park and Glass Beach in Sandys. More than 2,600lbs of refuge was collected.

Marvin Hanna, a former president of Sandys Rotary Club, said it is the duty of local Rotarians to inspire others to help maintain the island’s natural beauty.

“It’s not just about keeping the island clean, it’s more important to make sure the students have an appreciation for what they’re doing because they’re the ones who will take care of the island when we’re no longer here,” he told Bernews.

“It’s not just about the Rotarians doing good, it’s about continuing to inspire people to do good.”

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