About 3,000 volunteers from throughout the Bay Islands and Cayos Cochinos took part in a coastal cleanup campaign October 21. Organizers said nearly 2,400 people participated on Roatan alone, collecting 68 truckloads of garbage. Another 200 took part on Utila, collecting nearly 700 bags of trash, and nearly 400 on Guanaja, where 500 bags of plastic bottles and 867 bags of other garbage were picked up.
Early morning rain showers delayed the start of the cleanup effort in some areas but did not prevent the work from being completed.
“We can all do our part to create clean beaches for everyone to enjoy, cleaner water for fish and marine wildlife, and a healthier ocean for those whose lives depend on it. But it’s going to take all of us coming together to make it happen.”
According to the Bay Islands Coastal Clean Up Facebook page
Photos courtesy Shawn Hyde, submitted by members of the cleanup organizing committee.[/private]