CALBAYOG CITY- The Samar First District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways joined the 31st International Coastal Cleanup on September 16, 2017 at Naga Beach, Brgy. Carayman, this city.
With the theme “Together for Our Ocean”, the activity aims to promote better ocean health and environmental consciousness.
The activity was in pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No.470, series of 2003, declaring every third of Saturday of September of every year as the International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Volunteers from every section of the office picked and segregated trash or debris for item classification.
They were able to collect 53 kilos of trash in 31 bags on a stretch of 1.2 kilometers of coastline in the location. The top three trashes collected were coconut husks, twigs/tree trunks/bamboos, and plastic bags.(PR)