The aspiring Rotaract Club of SBCS participated in the “Fishing Pond Turtle Nesting Beach Volunteer Clean Up” on Sunday, March 17, 2013. A total of 31 students and a few accompanying family members offered their services and made the 20-minute trek from the staging/parking area to the beautiful nesting site. All hands were on deck to provide substantial effort in cleaning a wide area of the beach on a bright and sunny Sunday morning.
At the end of the exercise, all collected rubbish and debris were sorted and categorized for recycling. Volunteers were treated to a yoga session, courtesy Moksha Yoga, to stretch and relax before embarking on the hike out of the turtle nesting area with garbage bags in tow.
This event was organized by the Papa Bois Conservation team, in cooperation with the Fishing Pond Turtle Conservation Group and the Forestry Division Wildlife Section. Though tired at the end of the Clean-up, our students felt privileged to be a part of the outstanding effort – all for a good cause. Let’s hope it proves to be a successful nesting season for our Leatherback turtles.