Friday, July 12, 2024

Islanders clean up on North Ambergris Caye


Over the past few weeks, parts of San Pedro Town have been painted and given a fresh look through an initiative spearheaded by Xsite Belize Sailing and Adventures. The idea to keep the island beautiful and clean has led to a clean-up north of San Pedro Town, where a large amount of garbage was removed from the roadside, beachside, and the Secret Beach Area.

The joint effort saw several groups of volunteers coming together. These included the North Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch, along with volunteers from the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, the Residences at Barrier Reef, Truck Stop, Sandy Point Resorts, PUR, Palapa Bar and Grill, Xsite Belize Sailing and Adventures, among others, cleaning as far as X’tan Ha Resort located over seven miles north.
They spread out, with some cleaning the road, while others took to the beach areas. At the end of the clean-up, around 30 bags of garbage were collected from the roadside. Twenty bags came from the Secret Beach Area and 30 more from other beach areas (east side of the island).
Organizers thank everyone who came out and participated in this effort to keep the island clean and beautiful during the lockdown. They ask all islanders to join the movement by disposing of garbage in the appropriate places (garbage bins) and keeping their areas clean.

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