The recent rains in Chennai has flushed out tonnes of garbage from the city's rivers and other water bodies into the ocean, which got thrown back by The Sea, onto our once beautiful beach shores.
Not only the streets of Chennai but the beaches are also now filled with tonnes of garbage. These garbage will slowly mix into the ocean and affect the lives of sea animals and birds, which have a direct impact on our eco-system. What goes around comes around. Also it will significantly affect the coming turtle nesting season, if our shores aren't cleaned up by that time.
Chennai Trekking Club is planning a major beach cleanup drive on Sunday morning - . 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 Ridley Turtles which return every year to our coast to breed.
Both individuals and Groups/NGOs/Corporates are welcome to join us.
Gloves and other necessary materials will be provided to Individuals and NGO's.
Corporates has to procure the necessary materials for their employees. Details of things that need to be procured will be shared with registered corporates.
As a initial step we are planning to conduct this cleanup in two beaches. Broken Bridge and Foreshore Estate. Both of which is piled with tonnes of garbage. Basically North and South of Adyar river where lots of city garbage got flushed into the sea and thrown out back onto the shores.
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.