As part of the mandate to protect our marine and coastal environment, the Department of Environment organizes a National Coastal Cleanup on the last Friday in September of each year.
The National Coastal Cleanup is recognized as one of the Department of Environment’s signature environmental events aimed at promoting public education and awareness and the engagement of relevant groups and organizations to address coastal and marine pollution.
Over three hundred and fifty (350) volunteers participate annually. The department partners with the Ministry of Education to incorporate 4th or 5th form students at the secondary school level taking Geography of Social Studies and those from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC). Other volunteers include persons from various government departments and the private sector.
The Department of Environment has been organizing the coastal cleanup for over fifteen (15) years with Christophe Harbour as our long standing major sponsor. We welcome the support and collaboration of other organizations in this initiative.
A report and pictures of the cleanup activity is usually published locally and on our international partner, the Ocean Conservancy website, www.CoastalCleanupData.org, which is an international organization responsible for working with volunteers worldwide to protect the ocean from today’s global challenges.
For more information please contact Mr. Derionne Edmeade, National Coastal Cleanup Coordinator at (869)466-8535 or email@example.com.
Please find below Coastal Cleanup reports for St. Kitts. For international reports, visit https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/annual-data-release/