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Umgeni River mouth clear up underway just after hefty rain

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By Zainul Dawood Time of article publishedJan 15, 2021

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Durban – Cleanse up teams are nonetheless occupied getting rid of debris, tree bark, wooden and litter from the Blue Lagoon/Umgeni River mouth and Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve next the heavy downpour of rain this 7 days.

The Section of Natural environment, Forestry & Fisheries conducts frequent clear up campaigns alongside the shoreline assisted by volunteers and contractors.

Services service provider CBN consulting spokesperson Ntsakisi Malabi stated a deluge of litter experienced flowed down the Umgeni River. Malabi expects the tree branches and logs sprawled on the beach sand to be raked up and taken out by the stop of the week. This 7 days tons of litter on the seaside sand and within the mangroves was eliminated by hand and positioned into baggage for elimination.

Volunteer group ADreach Team river rangers mentioned on Facebook the rains experienced brought a devastating amount of waste to the region. This comprised mostly of empty plastic bottles. The clean up up prevents most of the litter from floating out to sea owing to tidal action.

EXPANDED Community Performs Programme workers Lifa Ngezi and Xolani Zulu go waste at Beachwood Mangroves. | Photo: Sibusiso Ndlovu African Information Company (ANA)
Lifa Ngezi and Xolani Zulu shift squander at Beachwood Mangroves | Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu African Information Agency (ANA)
EPWP personnel Muzi Mnikathi from Chesterville is carrying a significant load of waste on Beachwood Mangroves. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu/African News Agency(ANA)
THE Umgeni River mouth at Blue Lagoon was strewn with litter this week following hefty rainfall around Durban. | Photograph by Adopt-a-River

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