Volunteers clean up North Sea beaches
From 1 to 15 August 2017 the North Sea Foundation (Stichting De Noordzee) organized its fifth Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour in the Netherlands. Healthy Seas – ECNC Land & Sea Group is a partner of the North Sea Foundation, and works together on a clean North Sea in a project that focuses on reducing marine litter including, via the Healthy Seas initiative, ghost fishing nets. Old fishing nets are being recycled through Healthy Seas.
The Fifth Beach Cleanup brought together 2,748 volunteers, who collected 14,929 kg of waste from Dutch beaches. The ECNC Group’s Chief Executive Rob Wolters was present during the closing event on 15 August in Zandvoort, representing both the ECNC Land & Sea Group and Healthy Seas.
The tour was featured on Dutch TV.
Watch drone footage as the tour reaches the finish in Zandvoort.