Members of local charities and other organisations participated in a national clean-up campaign yesterday, aimed at removing large amounts of Sargassum seaweed from beaches across Barbados.
At Hastings in Christ Church, 40 members of the Barbados Coast Guard, armed with rakes and shovels, were hard at work from after six in the morning removing seaweed from the area. The sailors and officers cleaned the stretch from the Rockley Beach, along The Richard Haynes Boardwalk, to the Hastings Rocks Esplanade.
They were but one of the groups involved in the clean-up initiative organised by the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) for Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
In an interview with the press at Hastings, General Manager of NCC, Keith Neblett said “more than 200 to 300 people” had volunteered to be a part of the clean-up efforts. ...