Cleaning up with DICT

July 20, 2012 by dyertrust

Cleaning up with DICT and the Overstrand Municipality Gansbaai
Dyer Island Conservation Trust recently hosted a young dynamic group of students from the USA who assisted in a beach cleanup at Franskraal beach. We were fortunate enough to have Benjamin Kondokter from the Overstrand Municipality join us and impart his valuable knowledge.

Mandela’s birthday followed the next day and what better way to pay tribute than to clean up our beautiful country. Once again the municipality and DICT joined forces and used their 67 minutes to collect rubbish at Romans Bay. This beach has three dedicated fishing line bins which Benjamin was involved in placing so it was very distressing to find a seagull alive but with his foot entangled in fishing line. Thankfully, Benjamin was able to free the bird.

Once again DICT and the Municipality appeal to fishermen and beach users to be responsible with their rubbish and take extra care with fishing line which is responsible for the deaths of many marine animals.