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A massive beach clean-up is taking place across South Africa and this is how you can get involved!

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Stefan Graunke is launching a massive beach clean-up and taking on the mammoth task of cleaning up 50 beaches across South Africa

 

Stefan Graunke has launched the Coastal Ghost Coastline Cleanup Project. Starting in Richards Bay on the 21 of February 2019, the project will run until ending in Port Nolloth on the west coast.

“We will be visiting approximately 50 beaches along the coast of South Africa, connecting with communities in the surrounds and raising awareness on the state of trash in our coastal waters.”

Myself and my 3 border collies along with a support crew will be touring the coastline in a goal to clean up as many beaches as possible. I would love it if I could have the opportunity to share my dreams with many, and tell my story of how I got here and where I am going with this cleanup project.”

Stefan hopes to inspire everyone to join him and his dogs along the journey. He is currently raising awareness for the campaign and hopes people will jump on board with him.

“We have one planet and water is the most important element in maintaining a healthy life. We want to make sure our foot prints reverse some of the damage that has been done.”

You can find out how to join the Coastal Ghost clean-up on Facebook here.

“I started Planning this journey as a way to give my time back to nature. There is no better way to spend time then to help the place that sustains our lives.”


Sources: Facebook
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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    Ronelle Pazda

    January 10, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    The problem is upstream…. It is THERE where it needs to be tackled…BEFORE it ends up on the beach…. Informal setelments are next to rivers…their rubbish are NOT removed… Supply containers and Place a net mesch @ bridges…. And collect the rubbish in ONE spot….

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      Yvonne

      January 13, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Agree too, last year I reported canals in Southern suburbs which are full of vegetation, dead plant life and litter, nothing done about it. 1 person cannot go alone to do a cleanup due to safety issues, a big group is needed.

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