Stefan Graunke launched a massive beach clean-up and while walking the beaches, they met Peter… a proud South African with an important message for all.
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – Stefan Graunke launched the Coastal Ghost Coastline Cleanup Project in February this year. He started in Richards Bay on the 21st of February. The plan is to clean 50 beaches 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 has a plan and so far has about eight stages planned for the coastal clean-up.
- Stage one will be Richard bay to Durban.
- Stage two is Durban to Port Edward.
- Stage three is Port Edward to East London
- Stage four is East London to Port Elizabeth
- Stage five is Port Elizabeth to Goerge
- Stage six is Goerge to Witsand
- Stage seven is Witsand to Cape Town
- Stage eight is Cape Town to St. Helena bay
They are currently tackling the beaches of Southbroom. Since starting they have collected a total of 48 bags in 12 days off 25 beaches.
Recently, while doing a beach clean they met a man named Peter who has an important message for South Africans. He wants us people to take care of South Africa’s beautiful beaches, pick up after themselves and go the extra mile each time they visit.
Take a look at Peter’s message below