Overstrand Municipality's Environmental Management Section tackled the beach and dune areas near De Kelders in a clean-up effort as part of the International Beach Clean-up Day on Thursday, 16 September 2021.
Beach stewards and interns from WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) working at the Hermanus Tourism Bureau and Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus, joined the Environmental Management team. They were also joined by two marine biology students.
Field Ranger Marco Cornelius said they covered an area of approximately 4km and 27 bags of litter were collected. Abandoned fishing nets, net cuttings, crayfish traps, broken camping chairs, 20 litre plastic buckets and a lot of rope were among the items collected.