Despite COVID-19, International Coastal Cleanup 2021 in Jamaica was a great success

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Yes, there is always good environmental news to be had. This press release from the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is very encouraging. JET had some challenges, and it is commendable that they were able to achieve so much with the Congratulations to all! We press on…

A small group of volunteers from the Optimist Club of West Portland cleaning up Fishing Beach in Buff Bay, Portland on November 6, 2021. (Photo: Jamaica Environment Trust)

National Coordinator of International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) activities, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), is reporting that data tallying is well underway for International Coastal Cleanup 2021 activities, which took place in October and November this year. An estimated 2,700 volunteers from 116 local groups participated in ICC activities at 169 sites in every parish along Jamaica’s coastline. For 2021, JET took a new approach to cleanup activities for ICC in light of restrictions imposed by the…

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