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Silver Sands clean-up

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Silver Sands clean-up

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ANOTHER CHRIST CHURCH BEACH has been given a makeover.

This time, it’s Silver Sands in Christ Church and the volunteers were from the Lions Club of Barbados South and children from the 4H movement of at least two schools.

And as with Enterprise Beach, also in Christ Church, the major problem on Silver Sands was the washed up Sargassum seaweed.

“Very, very bad,” was how Corliss Weekes-Grazette, chairman of the youth education and environment committee, described the stretch of sand.

“We came from all down there,” she said, indicating one end of the beach.

“We’re raking into heaps, and then we will bag it. Officials from the NCC [National Conservation Commission] said they would come and remove the piles on Monday,” Weekes-Grazette explained.

She said the volunteers also found discarded water bottles, shoes and school bags.

She added this was not the first time the Lions Club of Barbados South had participated in a beach clean-up. The last one was in 2012.

Weekes-Grazette said Saturday’s effort would not be the last for the year. She explained that, if warranted, the Lions would return to Silver Sands, or they would turn their attention to Welches Beach, Christ Church, on which there was also seaweed. (HLE)