In 2013 650,000 volunteers in 92 countries picked up more than 12.3 million pounds of trash from beaches to protect marine wildlife.
Since 2008 Richmond Vale Academy has participated in and organized actions to clean up the beaches in North Leeward in connection with The International Coastal Clean Up Day. Every third week of September many communities in St. Vincent get together and clean up their beaches. In North Leeward we have removed close to 4 tons of trash and transported it to the Belle Isle Landfill. Several community groups like Generation Next, The Chateaubelair Police Youth Group, The Petit Bordel Police Youth Group, Yung Democratz Crew, The Rose Bank Development Association, North Leeward Tourism Association and more have come together to clean up in North Leeward. The 2014 action in Calliaqua was arranged by The Inivershall Rastafari Movement.
3,5 tons of trash removed from our beachers in connection with International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2008 Chateaubelair, 15 people - 200 kilos of trash removed
2009 Chateaubelair, 25 people - 300 kilos of trash removed
2010 Chateaubelair, Fitz Hughes and Richmond, 40 people - 500 kilos of trash removed
2011 Chateaubelair, Fitz Hughes and Richmond, 40 people - 500 kilos of trash removed
2012 Chateaubelair, Fitz Hughes, Richmond and Rose Bank, 100 people - 1600 kilos of trash removed
2013 Chateaubelair, 35 people - 250 kilos of trash removed
2014 Calliaqua, 15 people - 200 kilos of trash removed
The trash was transported to the landfill in Belle Isle.
2014 - Calliaqua
2010 - Richmond and Chateaubelair
2009 - Richmond, Chateaubelair and Fitz Hughes