MEDIA INVITATION

For Immediate Release

15 October 2015

Beach Clean-up campaign to celebrate National Marine Week

As part of the National Marine Week Celebrations, eThekwini Municipality in partnership with various stakeholders will clean-up the coastline from Virginia Beach to the Blue Lagoon River Mouth and along the beachfront.

The clean-up is targeted at not only ensuring cleanliness of the coastline, but is also an opportunity to educate members of the community about the importance of preserving marine life and the impact pollution has on the economy, tourism and everyday life. The clean-up will be followed by a formal programme where Mayor James Nxumalo will give the keynote address.

Marine Week is celebrated annually. It is aimed at creating awareness on the marine and coastal environment, the promotion of sustainable use and conservation of these resources, for the benefit of both present and future generations.

DETAILS OF THE CLEAN-UP AND CELEBRATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Date: Friday, 16 October 2015
Venue: Blue Lagoon Green Hub
Time: 10h00

The clean-up is scheduled to start at 08h00 at Virginia Beach.
RSVP: Vuyo Ndlovu on 031 311 4838, vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za

ENDS

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4855 or email: princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za