WESSA Algoa Bay Branch July Beach Clean-Up Plus Other Events 1.WESSA Algoa Bay Branch Beach Clean-Up Saturday 20 July 2019 WESSA Algoa Bay Branch is again having a beach clean-up at that section of Pollok Beach behind the beacon on Marine Drive close to the intersection with Admiralty Way. This will be on Saturday 20 July 2019 from 09:30am to 10:30am. We are cleaning this section of our beachfront again because it is an area which attracts so much litter on the beach, in the dunes and on the land side of the dunes including the board walkways. There is ample parking there. Please bring hats, sunscreen, water, and if possible, your own reusable gloves. We will provide litter bags. Join us yet again for another Walk with a Purpose. We look forward to seeing you there again. For more information contact Tim at 082 775 8816. 2.WESSA Algoa Bay Branch Know Your Bay Tuesday 30 July 2019 The next WESSA Know Your Bay Talk will be by NMU Honours Zoology student Shamiso Banda, who will talk about "Climate change: the bigger picture and the local implications.” As usual it will be at Bayworld on Tuesday 30 July 2019 at 17:30 for 18:00. 3.Protest Against the Proposed Fish Farms in Algoa Bay Saturday 13 July 2019. At 09:00 this coming Saturday 13 July, starting from Hobie Beach and going to Humewood Beach, there will be a protest swim / snorkel / paddle or walk, for all opposed to the proposed fish farms in Algoa Bay. A memorandum will be handed over …wear bright or dayglow colours. This is a chance to celebrate our beautiful bay while at the same time registering our concern about the proposed Aquaculture Development (Fish Farm). Meet at Hobie Beach at 09:00. See flyer. 4.Join SANCCOB’s Bird Rescue Project on iNaturalist following the Chrysanthi oil spill in Algoa Bay, July 2019. Follow the bullet point instructions on the attached communication from SANCCOB on downloading the iNaturalist App onto your smartphone and how to report the oiled birds you may find. In addition, SANCCOB is in urgent need of towels, newspaper, black refuse bags and the blue surgical gloves for the treatment of the increasing number of oiled penguins and other sea birds. Either deliver direct to SANCCOB or call Ingrid on 072 283 6507 who will arrange to collect from you. For more information on all the above, contact Tim on 082 775 8816.