Umbilo River Clean-up
The Edgewood campus Environmental Forum, an affiliate of the UKZN Conservancy and St Benedict’s School Environmental Club, cleaned up a 400m stretch of the Umbilo River in the Ashley area as part of the International Coastal Clean-up 2013 campaign.
The dull, cold weather did not dampen the spirit of the group of 18 who worked tirelessly for more than two hours removing an assortment of industrial and mixed pollutants. A total of 25 bags was collected.
The action of the team is an example of making a positive contribution to the health of our environment.
A larger clean-up operation is planned for next year but, as one Forum member commented: ‘If the community is environmentally conscious, there would not be any need for a clean-up!’
- Angela James