Earth Warriors, There's a Coastal Cleanup Happening This September

Each extra pair of hands could go a long way.

( Manila Bay doesn't exactly bring up pleasant images of nature: yes, the sunsets are still something else, but would you be willing to take a dip in its waters? The rehabilitation efforts are ongoing and while the big fish in the government move to restore Manila Bay to its former glory, here's one way to help out: volunteer for a beach cleanup along Manila Bay on September 21, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Two locations in Metro Manila were chosen for the coastal cleanups: one in Baseco Beach in Tondo, Manila and the other in the wetlands of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, located south of  Manila Bay.

The Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) was proclaimed a critical habitat in 2007. Around 41 migratory bird species make the area their temporary home. LPPCHEA Facebook Page

The beach cleanup coincides with International Coastal Cleanup Day, which is celebrated globally every third Saturday of September. Everybody and anybody is called on to volunteer for the effort, no prior experience required. Simply register online and don't forget to bring a bit of love for Manila Bay. Plus, Globe mobile users can also claim 100 reward points at the registration area of their chosen location on the day of the drive.

For those outside of the Metro—or are looking for a very valid reason to go on a road trip—there will also be a simultaneous cleanup happening in Subic Bay. Just head to the Lighthouse Marina Resort, Moonbay Marina Complex, Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a huge global movement that not only asks volunteers to pick up trash, but also to collect useful data which they can use to prevent further pollution. Around 90 countries participate in coastal cleanups on this date annually.

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Main image courtesy of Globe Telecom, Inc.

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