Over 100 bags of garbage collected from North Ambergris Caye
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
San Pedro Sagebrush Community Church organized a clean-up campaign for Northern Ambergris Caye which saw the collection of an astounding amount of garbage. Held on Saturday, January 30th, with close to 50 persons participating, the clean-up efforts saw the collection of more than 100 bags of garbage. The clean-up campaign was organized by the church’s Guest Services Team who are on mission here in San Pedro.
Participants gathered in front of the Paradise Theater from 8PM. Equipped with 50-gallon garbage bags, the group collected garbage from both the road side and beach area from the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge up to Belizean Shores Resort. From there, the group drove up to the Secret Beach in the Grand Belize Estate Area where they continued to collect garbage. “This was probably where we got most of our trash, the area was filled with garbage,” indicated one of the clean-up participants.
By the end of the day, the group had filled over 100 50-gallon bags of garbage which was properly disposed at the San Pedro Garbage Transfer Station. “We would like to thank everyone who took the time out to help keep our island clean,” said the organizers.
Sagebrush Community Church also participates in the First Friday Tres Cocos Trash Pick Up campaign which is held every first Friday of the month at 8AM. They encourage the public to join in as it is important to help alleviate the island’s garbage problem. Everyone is also asked to kindly help the efforts by doing their part in properly disposing their garbage.
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