Group keep foreshore clean
The Fiji Times Online
Sunday, June 29, 2008
PEOPLE continue to dump tyres and broken bottles along the Suva foreshore despite attempts to maintain and keep it clean.
Yesterday about 15 volunteers packed about 25 bags of rubbish in a Beach Clean Up Campaign from Muanikau Children's Park to the Maritime foreshore in support of the International Year of the Reef.
Coordinator Margaret Tabunakawai said the cleanup was third in a series of cleanup campaigns this year.
Ms Tabunakawai said there were a lot of tyres, clothes and broken bottle" dumped along the foreshore.
Since the launch of the campaign in March, Ms Tabunakawai said yesterday was the first time they had low tide.
She said they appreciated the support of the Suva City Council and their sponsors Fiji Water.
The International Year of the Reef is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability.
The first campaign was initiated in 1997 following increasing threats and destruction of coral reefs. 225 organisations from 50 countries participated.
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