A call is being made for volunteers to join a national clean-up effort to help eradicate the island’s beaches of the sargassum seaweed.
The initiative, which is being spearheaded by the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), will see a beach clean-up on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, beginning at 6:00 a.m. each day.
Skeetes Bay, River Bay, Consett Bay, Bathsheba, Cattle Wash/Barclays Beach, Long Beach, Silver Sands, Foul Bay and Crane Beach are among the beaches earmarked for cleaning.
Persons, groups or organisations interested in cleaning beaches at locations not listed above are asked to contact the NCC by Monday, April 27, to arrange for the collection of the seaweed.
Persons interested in participating in the effort are asked to contact the National Conservation Commission (NCC) at 425-1200, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCC is also appealing to corporate Barbados to assist with the success of this initiative by encouraging staff members to participate in the effort and is also requesting support through the provision of haulage trucks to assist with the collection and transportation of the seaweed to designated sites.
The Commission is also seeking donations of hand rakes, gloves, garbage bags, dusk masks, bottle water and refreshments for volunteers.