Saturday, 15 March 2014

Beach Cleaning - Tsougria ...

Those of you who love the island may be interested to know, that the beaches are cleaned prior to the start of the season, by volunteers.


The Cultural Association of Skiathos, organises volunteers to clean the beaches as an environmental initiative. The volunteers were also aided by the Skiathos guides and scouts.

After the winter storms the beaches receive, a lot of floating debris from the sea. In addition waste left behind by tourists, and lost to the sea re-appears.

The Beach clean programme started today, with the cleaning of both the main beaches, the lagoon, and the sand bar, over on Tsougria island ...

The teams split into two groups, one staying on the beach.


The other team heading over the headland, to the other beach. 


Transportation of the volunteers, and the removal of the waste back to Skiathos, is donated by, and undertaken by the Kalypso tourist boat. 



Both teams collected a vast quantity of waste material, during the hours that they were there ...



Teo Tzoumas of the Skiathos Cultural association, taking the strain ...




One of the little helpers, surveys the work ...


Some of the volunteers taking a well earned rest ...


Round to the next beach to pick up the other team, some looking rather worried. The shallow water prevented Kalypso picking them up, along with the fruits of their labour ...


A few minutes delay and a friendly neighbour came to assist ...



Quite a lot of full waste bags, broken plastic chairs, a door, various rusted metal, fishing floats, nets, bottles. You name it we probably had it on board ...


Once back in port, it was all hands on deck to get it unloaded on to the quay ...


The men from the council were waiting to take it all away ...


Bravo the Kalypso crew, and the friends of the Cultural Association of Skiathos. Special mention for the 'friends of the blog' from down the island, for turning out too - You know who you are, thank you for your kind words, this afternoon ...

Tsougria Beach clean completed ...

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4 comments:

  1. Great work done by the volunteer teams, the calypso and everyone else who has helped at tsougria, also the great photos to keep us all updated. Loved the sunglasses....

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    1. Great effort by all involved, many hands make light work. Some great photos on FB from The Cultural Association and Victoria - Skiathoosbooks ...

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  2. Very grateful to all the hard working volunteers, thank you.

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    1. Quite a few of them, read the blog, so you know your message will get home ...

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