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Published: May 17. 2010 06:22AM
KBB holds annual Spring Cleanup


By Mikaela Ian Pearman

Keeping Bermuda beautiful: North shore Pembroke got some youthful attention from Oneko Lowe (left) and Zhiyah Wolffe-Simpson during KBB`s annual island wide cleanup day.
Photo by Tamell Simons

Keep Bermuda Beautiful held its annual Spring Clean which saw bulging coloured trash bags spread across the Island awaiting pickup.

The clean-up was held on Saturday and brought out 434 volunteers to clean up 43 different locations.

According to a press statement, this year's participants included school and sport groups, corporate and community organisations, families, students and individuals who care about Bermuda's beauty and environmental health.

The Green Teams from ACE, Novartis and Hiscox each took a location needing a litter clean up. Students, teachers and parents from Dellwood Middle School, Clearwater Middle School, West Pembroke Primary, Victor Scott, Francis Patton and Somerset Primary all choose locations to improve.

Members of the St. George's Parish Council and Smith's parish Council picked up along the roads in their parishes.

The Bermuda Hockey Federation was out in force along the Kindley Field Road while members of the Bermuda Junior Service League cleaned up the Arboretum again, as they did last year.

Several Neighbourhood Watch groups scoured the roadside hedges and made immediate improvements to their neighbourhoods.


A KBB spokeswoman said: "We are very proud of all of the volunteers who joined in to give Bermuda a spring clean. Our biggest wish is to educate those who litter on a daily basis and those who are dumping entire truckloads of waste in our beautiful woods.

"We need to protect our Island for our children and grandchildren's future."

In addition to cleaning on land, divers from the Bermuda Sub Aqua Club did a marine and beach clean-up at Admiralty Park Cove, Spanish Point.

And mother and daughter, Louise and Karen Jones, went to Paradise Lake and found beer bottles from last year that they removed.

KBB was founded in 1964 to champion against the proliferation of litter spoiling Bermuda's beauty. Today, the charity realises that these efforts are not just about beauty, but also about creating a healthier environment, building a stronger community and motivating people to volunteer.

KBB's annual Island wide MARINE clean up will be held on September 18th, 2010.

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