Harbour clean-up a success

2018-06-19 06:01
The Pillay family Kamie (Mom), Nia, Pooven (Dad) and Sumeeran.PHOTO: Sophie Thompson

The Pillay family Kamie (Mom), Nia, Pooven (Dad) and Sumeeran.PHOTO: Sophie Thompson

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AS part of the World Ocean’s Day, Point Yacht Club hosted a harbour clean-up on Saturday, June 9.

Over 300 people flocked down to the marina-based yacht club, with teams cleaning the shore and others being ferried to the island by boat.

400 bags of litter were collected in just over two hours and included in the clean-up were two plastic yellow road barriers that were buried on the island.

The event was co-organised by PYC sailor Neil Millar from Winds of Change who said: “The support from the public was overwhelming. We were blown away. There were a number of World Ocean Day events held around the city on Saturday so we only were expecting about a third of the numbers. It is heart-warming to see the love that is out there for our environment. Sincerely, thank you to everyone who made the effort to come down and make a difference! Together we made a change.”

Durban family Kamie Pillay, Nia Pillay, Pooven Pillay and Sumeeran Pillay joined in cleaning up the harbour.

Nia and Sumeeran go to an eco-friendly and nature based pre-school, called Birches, in Pinetown.

This school has changed the entire family’s way of living, with the whole family trying to make a difference in leaving a legacy for future generations. Nia Pooven said they often visit the beach and parks to pick up litter together. The family found out about the harbour clean up initiative on social media and decided that this was something they really wanted to get involved with, stating that every bit of help can make a difference.
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