Beach Clean-up Highlight: Ocean clean-up via kayaking!


Project Description

In recent years, more scientific studies are illustrating the harm and negative impact trash has on the health of the environment, the wildlife and surrounding communities. A clean environment is beneficial to the entire ecosystem, and who doesn’t love a clean beach or community! We understand that every little bit counts and hope that our efforts inspire others the value of removing trash from the environment as well as properly disposing of trash (and now recycling!), as doing so has multiple benefits from making the community healthier, to saving wildlife that would otherwise become ill or die from these man-made items. 

CRC has been leading clean-ups with partners such as Projects Abroad, Fragments of Hope, Seine Bight Running Club, Turtle Inn and various other community members on the Placencia Peninsula since September 2016. Our efforts have inspired a new generation of youth who want a clean community, especially in Seine Bight. CRC mobilized this energy in working with the youth in Seine Bight by creating pollution awareness signs made out of recycled material that are displayed in various locations around Seine Bight.

Community or beach clean-ups happen at least 1/month.  We seek donations for gloves, trash bags, and snacks for participants (particularly the youth!). If you wish to join, we would appreciate your help, however, if donating your time is not a possibility, then we could always use trash bags, gloves, and snack donations. Follow our Facebook and Twitter for updates on the next trash clean-up!

To get involved please contact us!

Don’t live on or near the peninsula? Why not join Founding Director Dr. Marisa Tellez in her daily Good Morning Crocin’ Beach Clean-ups!  Each morning, Dr. Tellez takes 2-10min to clean up the beach, once a thriving nesting ground for crocodiles and turtles. Be a Wildlife and Environmental Champion and join the efforts of the CRC and let’s clean our beaches and communities!

More Projects


EDUCATION ▽ EDUCATION MATERIAL ▽ Outreach Highlight of the Month: On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, CRC participated in a beach clean-up along the Placencia Beach and Placencia Caye as an initiation of #PlasticFreeJuly. Organized by Mr. Goby & Friends, beach clean-ups will be done weekly throughout July in the Placencia Peninsula as an observance of…
Read More

Belize Nationwide Morelet’s Crocodile Population Survey

BELIZE NATIONWIDE MORELET’S CROCODILE POPULATION SURVEY Project Description The last thorough survey of Crocodylus moreletii (Morelet’s crocodile) in Belize was conducted in the mid-1990s, suggesting that the Morelet’s crocodile had recovered from past exploitation, contributing to the general conservation status as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. However, since the mid-1990s there has been scattered…
Read More

Placencia Lagoon Community Science

PLACENCIA LAGOON COMMUNITY SCIENCE Project Description A year-round community science program to collect data on the behavior and activity of the American and Morelet’s Crocodile around the Placencia Lagoon. Dangerous. Pests. Vermin. Man-killers. Useless.  These are some of the words used to describe crocodiles given the many false beliefs and misguided facts about these creatures,…
Read More

Placencia Avian Health Survey

PLACENCIA AVIAN HEALTH SURVEY Project Description In late 2015, the CRC began observing during their weekly biodiversity surveys around the Placencia Lagoon various water birds ill, dead, or having issues with flying or walking.  We then began to observe a pattern of a high rate of ill or dead birds in various locations around the…
Read More