Mui Wo Community Ghost Net Adventure Clean-up – September

Date/Time:
Date(s) - September 19, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location:
Silvermine Bay Beach, Mui Wo


Details:

In April 2020, waters in Mui Wo were unusually clear due to reduced boat traffic as a result of COVID.

We were able to survey the coastline close to Mui Wo via snorkelling from Silvermine Bay to Man Kok Wan and discovered multiple ghost nets in shallow waters, trapping and killing marine life including fish and numerous crabs.

In the following few months we took action gathering together community members as well as volunteers from all over Hong Kong. We cleared 100+ large nets as well as thousands of kilograms of rubbish from within an approximately 1km stretch of coastline from Tung Wan Tau to Man Kok Wan.

We are excited to continue this effort in 2021 with the focus being on general cleanups as well as recovery of additional nets found.

Our next action date is Sunday 19th September 2021 from 14:00 to 17:30 to take advantage of the low tide.

We encourage individuals, families and kids to join! This will be the last of our summer kayak cleanups for 2021.

We will focus on hiking to further locations after September as the weather cools down.

We are going to focus on two sites this time:

  1. Families, kids and hikers at Little Bamboo Bay and Pearse Point
  2. Adults on Kayaks at Man Kok Tsuen headland

Meeting Place:

NONAME STORE (on Silvermine Bay Beach), 10 Tung Wan Tau Rd, Mui Wo.

Fee:

Free.

Contact:

Sign up for this event by clicking GOING on our Facebook Event: Click here to join!