Nobody likes a dirty beach, right? Doing their part to help keep beaches clean is a group of volunteers from all walks of life who have taken their own initiative to pick up rubbish from various beaches.

An effort started by medical doctor and nature lover Dr Valarmathy Vaiyavari, the first clean-up project was held in February last year at Templers Park, Rawang.

Recently on Aug 5, a total of 40 volunteers came together to clean up Pantai Remis in Kuala Selangor, collecting a whopping 99.34kg of trash in one day. Volunteers consisted of working professionals to students and people from all walks of life.

“We believe that the beach is one of the main areas which directly and indirectly affects the ocean. So to prevent further pollution, the beach clean-up project was initiated. It builds social responsibility within everyone and helps keep our public places clean,” said Dr Valarmathy, 35.

This coming Saturday, on Sept 22, there will be another such activity held at Pantai Tanjung Piai, Klang.

Called the “Beach Cleanup – Creating Awareness To Keep Our Beaches Clean”, it is a chance for all Malaysians to come together and appreciate Mother Nature.

The group will gather at Pantai Tanjung Piai by 7.30am. A short briefing will be conducted before the activity starts.

For more information, contact Jerry Nicholas at 016 3868227.