NHCS Announces its 24th Annual Coastal Cleanup and Locations

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS – The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) announces its annual Nevis Coastal Cleanup. The island-wide volunteer activities commence Saturday, September 24th, from 7:00 a.m. to noon at various locations throughout the island. Volunteers will clean the debris from wide stretches of our shorelines, borders and other popular areas in an effort to reduce significant debris from entering our oceans.

The annual International Coastal Clean-up has been in existence for 31 years, however, Nevis is currently in its 24th year of participation in this significant event. The Nevis Coastal Clean-up is Nevis’ main contribution to the International Coastal Clean-up. This event is the world’s largest single day volunteer effort to clean up the beaches and waterways on the island. The International Coastal Clean-up movement aims to achieve a vision of ‘Trash Free Seas’ and is organized by The Ocean Conservancy (www.oceanconservancy.org).

During 2015 hundreds of local volunteers in St. Kitts and Nevis participated and collected over 3,300 pounds of litter. Volunteers covered 10 miles and collected approximately 21,000 items. In addition to this debris collection, data is collected on the nature and source of the trash. Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual snapshot of the problem of marine debris.

The annual Nevis Coastal Cleanup is an excellent opportunity for all residents to join thousands of people worldwide to volunteer and take part in a worthwhile marine stewardship event. As we also celebrate our nation’s Independence this September; let us use this opportunity to highlight the significant role the ocean plays in the health of the environment, the economy and livelihoods.

Everyone has a vital role that they can play in helping to keep Nevis clean, just by spending a few hours removing trash and debris from our beaches and communities.

Everyone has a vital role that they can play in helping to keep Nevis clean, just by spending a few hours removing trash and debris from our beaches and communities.
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Register at: NHCS

Without the help of volunteers we cannot accomplish this task. We invite you to sign up and look forward to your tremendous contribution again this year. Volunteers will be served lunch following the clean-up at the Coconut Grove Restaurant. Interested groups and individuals please contact the NHCS for any additional information.

Bath Stream – (roundabout to Gallows Bay) Special Olympics

Bath Stream -(main section to round about) Shekinah Dance Theater

Black Bay -Windwardside CERTS -Disaster Response St. George’s

Camps Road Anita Brookes

Cliffdwellers Friday Cleanup -Various Partners

Coconut Walk Jenny Lowery, NHCS and Volunteers

Fishermen Bay (Hanley’s Road) Friday cleanup – Indian Castle Fisherfolk

Gallows Bay Ministry of Tourism ,

Alexander Hamilton Scholarship Students

Gas Station at Pinney’s to Pinneys Beach entrance CSS Students

Hamilton to Coconut Grove Nevis Boys Choir

Herbert’s Beach “US” Group

Indian Castle -(Site 1 White Bay-Windward Beach) Martha Isbister

Indian Castle -(Site 2 White Bay -Windward Beach) Women’s Empowerment -Hanley’s Road

Newcastle Bay September 17th -Newcastle Fisherfolk

Paradise Beach (Jessups to below St. Thomas’ Anglican Church) Maude Cross Prepatory

Pinney’s – Four Seasons Beach Four Seasons Staff (includes waters)

Pinney’s Beach Hotel – Hunkins Drive (seaside) Girl’s Brigade

Waterfront -Samuel Hunkins Drive including Old Hospital Road end Pinney’s Beach Hotel) (road side) Sixth Form

Yachtsman Grill to Sea Bridge Nevis International Secondary

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