On Friday 30th June, we gathered at So Kwu Wan Ferry Pier for a clean up. This was the first clean up event this year with the Japanese NPO Make-The-Heaven. It was Koichi’s 2nd time and Tamotsu’s 3rd time to come to Hong Kong to clean up with us.
Some of us had early lunch at “Lo So Kitchen” near Sok Kwu Wan Pier. Julie at the restaurant kindly sponsored us with a box of water and discounted price for the lunch! Thank you so much for your support Julie!
We had 30 all together gathered at Sok Kwu Wan Pier at 12:30ish.We had 12 students & teachers from Christian Zheng Sheng College for the first time to join us also. Some of the students were video graphing and photo graphing the event with the professional gears. It was so nice to know that the school offers Japanese language program, and we could communicate in Japanese!
Then we had a quick briefing by WWF (The First Penguins has enrolled an awesome program called “Sea Without Litter” of WWF. They were with us for supporting the clean up.) , then walked through the street of restaurants and shops. We stopped by there for sightseeing too.
When we arrived the beach, the beach looked the cleanest ever! So we decided to cover wider area, including the small beach next to the main one, and further in the sea to search for ghost nets. We are very lucky that we have local support, they know exactly where we need to be. Thank you Robert and Dave for the information.
The most significant fact of this clean up was the amount of ghost nets found and collected. 8 big ones and 2 small ones weighted about 500kg.It was record breaking number for Harry who has been removing ghost nets for many years.
“I joined the Hong Kong beach clean up tour last year, and want to continue the collaboration with people in Hong Kong.”
Tamotsu ( right on thepic) said:
“I enjoy meeting people who share the same or similar value and opinions in the world. The First Penguins has connected us to such people in Hong Kong. Also, I simply want to do what we can do.”
Thank you all for your wonderful effort!
Hope you had a great time 🙂