Chennai Beach Cleanup, Sunday Feb 21st - 6-8:30am CTC x

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Imagine a pregnant turtle returning to the beach where she was born and trying to find a place to nest and lay eggs on our garbage covered coastline below... All waste you see here is our own garbage flushed through the city drains and rivers into the ocean. Anything that floats is thrown back onto our beautiful beaches. Garbage cannot be thrown away, it always gets back at you, either on the beach or on your seafood dish loaded with plastic contamination. Not a pleasant sight? Imagine the turtle's state of mind after swimming for thousand+ km in search for their nesting grounds and ending up on a garbage dump instead...

(A fisherman retrieving turtle eggs from underneath the garbage to safeguard in the hatchery)
The garbage we throw away will slowly mix into the ocean and affect the lives of sea animals and birds, which has a direct impact on our eco-system including our own health. What goes around comes around. Also it significantly affects the Olive Ridley turtle nesting season.
Chennai Trekking Club is planning a major cleanup drive this Sunday 6-8:30 am. We are calling out to volunteers to join forces with us to restore the beauty of Chennai's beaches and give a helping hand to those beautiful Olive Ridley Turtles which return every year to our coast to breed.

Target beach: Besant Nagar to Broken Bridge. Basically South of Adyar river where lots of city garbage got flushed into the sea and thrown out back onto the shores. We cleaned up this stretch before but it appears a new load of garbage has been deposited on some stretches.
Register here if you are interested to join forces with us in this cleanup. Gloves and other necessary materials will be provided. Spread the word with your friends & colleagues and make them join forces. Lets show the true spirit of Chennai to the whole world once again.

I've invited you to fill out the form Chennai Beach Cleanup, Sunday Feb 21st. To fill it out, visit:



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