Want to know what is happening near you for SEA Pledge Action Day? Check out the list below!
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Sodwana Bay: Family Beach Day and Scuba Diving trip. Starts at 11:00 on 3 December.
Contact Christo: 083 661 6211
Hibiscus Coast: Blue Wilderness offering “See the Sea” boat trips running from 1-9 December with proceeds going to SEA Pledge.
Contact Mark or Gail: 083 303 1515; email@example.com
Port Elizabeth: SEACC-SF will be teaming up with SAMREC (South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre) for a beach clean-up, penguin release, sand sculpting and face painting at Pollock beach on 3 December. 09:00 start, penguin release will be at 09:30.
Contact Sameerah: 073 345 4209; firstname.lastname@example.org
East London: Students from Selborne College will make a group Pledge and have a beach clean-up. Meet at Nahoon Beach at the Lifesaver's Shack at 11:00 on 3 December.
Contact Llewellyn: 072 726 7998
St Francis Bay and Jeffrey’s Bay: Two Harbours Walk on 3 December departing in St Francis Bay from Kromme Trust Heritage Centre at Granny’s Pool at 11:00, and from Jeffrey's Bay at Dolphin Beach at 13:00.
Community members will carry their pledges to the Port to be handed to Johan Barnard (Port Captain). The community members will then decorate the Port Christmas Tree, which this year has been constructed from 100% recycled products and will be decorated with 100% recycled materials, and participants will be able to write a pledge on a plastic bag “flag” to hang on the tree. Other community members will boat, paddle and jet ski to Paradise Beach to meet the Jeffrey’s Bay representatives to exchange pledges mid-way between the two towns.
Contact Samantha: 083 772 2112; email@example.com
Mossel Bay - Ocean Awareness Day and beach cleanup with free surfing lessons at Diaz Beach. 3 December from 10:00 – 12:00.
Contact Llewellyn: 078 297 3999; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermanus: Community members building a giant handprint in the sand at Grotto Beach. 10:00 – 13:00 on 3 December. Don’t forget your shovel & pail!
Contact Jocelyn: 028 312 3029; email@example.com
Gordon’s Bay: Indigo Scuba Diving Centre will be holding two special dives and a “boerie braai” to raise funds for the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST). All divers and non-divers are welcome and for every dive booked, Indigo Scuba will donate R45 to SEA Pledge. In return, divers will receive a personalised World Ocean Day recognition card that will feature their photo and personal pledge. Non-Divers are welcome to participate and can use this opportunity to support SST by purchasing their own personalised World Ocean Day recognition card and joining Indigo Scuba for a their “boerie braai”.
The first dive will be at Steenbras Deep, 11km from Harbour Island. This breath-taking dive site is home to many rare and unusual marine species and ranges in depth from 17 to 30 metres. The second dive is planned for Steenbras River Mouth. This beautiful reef plays host to many reef fish and an amazing variety of colourful and interesting marine life. This dive site is suitable for all qualified divers.
Contact: Deon Jonker 083 268 1851; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Town: Sunset Beach Cleanup. 10:00 – 13:00 Sunset Beach, Milnerton. Meet at 10:00 at the Isabella Drive beach parking lot.
Contact: Pieter Streicher via SMS at 082 887 2376
Cape Town: The Volvo Ocean Race, Wavescape and Skeleton Sea Artists are hosting a beach clean up on 3 December at Mouille Point, Green Point from 11:00 - 13:00. Artists will paint a giant mural depicting a coelacanth, and everyone is invited to write their Pledge as part of the mural. Contact Jacqui: 071 899 6742; email@example.com
Durban: Dr Tony Ribbink will be in Durban on 3 December to deliver a talk about SEA Pledge to the Global Ocean Forum at 17:30. He will be accompanied by a group of children that will present the SEA Pledge petition to the Global Ocean Forum on this date. If you would like to be involved in COP 17 and the SEA Pledge crusade but cannot attend any of the Action Day events listed above, then get involved by signing our petition or making your SEA Pledge!