International Coastal Clean Up at the Rose Hall Beach
International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day takes place on the third Saturday in September every year and is the largest one-day volunteer event in the world. This year on Saturday 17, 2022, we saw crowds of volunteers from all over the island, coming out to help keep our beaches clean.
After a two-year hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Rose Hall (Developments) Limited team participated in the International Coastal Clean Up at Rose Hall Beach. The Rose Hall Beach is located along the coast from the edge of hole #5 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course to the Rose Hall Beach Club (otherwise known as the Palms). The stretch is sometimes referred to and once was the ‘Old Rose Hall Main Road’. The event saw a total of thirty-seven (37) volunteers from different departments within the company and members of the Cornwall College Cadet Unit. The event started off with registration at 7 am and clean-up began at 8 am. Two hours and thirty minutes later, a total of thirty-eight (38) bags of garbage was collected by our entire team of volunteers.
“We found many plastic bottles on the beach, about 200 per bag. It was a good experience working with the Rose Hall (Developments) Limited team today.” Sgt Wilson D, Cornwall College Cadet Unit.
The items found along the beach included numerous plastic bottles, clothing items, food wrappers, and personal hygiene packaging.
“The way it works is that all the garbage collected here today will be tallied, and the information sent to the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) who will then send the information to the Ocean Conservancy who collects similar data from all around the world and use this to inform us at to what is happening with our oceans.”- Angele Nunez-Rhooms, Manager, Rose Hall Great Houses.
It was only fitting that the employee to spearhead the company’s participation in International Coastal Clean Up, was Angele Nunez-Rhooms, who is passionate about environmental sustainability and enforces this in the daily operations of the Rose Hall Great House Tours.
The Rose Hall (Developments) Limited is grateful for the support from the team members and the volunteers from the Cornwall College Cadet Unit. We promise that next year will be bigger and better. We are dedicated to keeping our environment clean and protecting nature.
Highlights from the Beach Clean Up
Group 1: Mr. Duhaney (front), Mr Osmond Fletcher, Assistant Manager, Water Reclamation Facility (to the back) & his wife, spotted leaving the East Rose Hall Beach (along the stretch of hole #5 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course).
Group 2: Consisting of Keith Stein, Director of Golf; Petrenia Gordon, Golf ProShop Manager and Nicole Fennell, Executive Assistant and Rose Hall Beach Club Manager.
Group 3: Members of the Cornwall College Cadet Unit and Anthony Campbell of the Rose Hall Beautification team clean up the west side of the Rose Hall Beach leading back to the executive offices.
Group 4: Members of the Cornwall College Cadet Unit climb up after collecting a few bags of garbage after Round 1 of the Beach Clean Up.
The Cornwall College Cadet Unit took the time out for a quick photoshoot after returning from their 2nd round of clean up.
The truck leaving with the 38 bags of garbage found along the Rose Hall Beach.