Ascension : Conservation Weekly
Submitted by The Islander (Conservation Office) 11.11.2010 (Article Archived on 25.11.2010)
On Sunday 31st October we held the annual beach clean up. This event was undertaken in cooperation with personnel from the USAF and RAF bases.
Ascension Island Conservation Department
ANNUAL BEACH CLEAN UP
On Sunday 31st October we held the annual beach clean up. This event was undertaken in cooperation with personnel from the USAF and RAF bases. Thank you to everyone who managed to spare a couple of hours to help with this event. We were joined by a group from the American Base, the RAF Base, two volunteers from AIG and two from CSO.
We would like to thank in particular for their support once again:
Frances Dixon (CSR)
Tony Morris (RAF)
Neil Martin (RAF)
Nicky Herne (AIG)
Volunteers from the RAF, AIG, CSR, USAF and CSO.
The rubbish and encroaching vegetation removed from the beaches ensures that they are in prime condition at the start of the turtle nesting season.
Volunteers welcome. Please contact Olivia Renshaw or Natasha Williams. Ascension Island Conservation Department. Georgetown. Tel: 6359. Email: email@example.com
Volunteers from AIG and CSO.
Ascension Island is a globally important nesting site of the endangered Green Turtle. They are protected by local and international laws. It is now illegal to disturb or harm them in any way. However, some of the beaches are nevertheless subject to quite a high level of domestic refuse left by beach users. This leaves significant amounts of debris in the sand column, which could cause obstruction or even damage to nesting turtles. Please remember to take any litter away with you from beaches, particularly during the turtle nesting and hatching season. Thank you.
US Base volunteers
We are looking for used drink cans (not crushed) to use as plant pots for our endemic plants. If anyone is able to save cans please let us know so we can collect them.