Care Day: People unite in cleaning KZN’s rivers

2008-10-12 00:00

Hundreds of volunteers came out in support of River Care Day, to clean up the uMsunduzi and Umgeni rivers and surrounding streams. The Saturday event, which was organised by the Duzi-Umgeni conservation trust (Duct), aimed to clean up the rivers and remove alien plants.

At least 600 people participated and over 1 200 bags of rubbish were removed from the rivers.

Among the nasty things removed were oil cans, dagga, sex toys, pornographic material and nappies.

The manager of Duct, Andrew Booth, considered the event a success. “A lot of the rivers we cleaned have now been adopted by the schools, and it will be their school project and most importantly, their responsibility to keep them clean,” he said.

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