It's a clean sweep at the Westin


Submitted by Tina Escobedo. On Wednesday morning, the management and staff of The Westin Resort, Aruba organized their own beach and road clean-up day. Doing a clean sweep of the resort’s beachfront, as well as the adjacent public beach and surrounding areas on the boulevard, was a joint effort with many resort departments offering a helping hand.

Many of the volunteers, with General Manager Richard Roy were amazed at what they were able to scour from the beaches-plastic cups and cigarette butts left behind by beachgoers seemed to be the biggest culprits.  As it is the cusp of nesting season for sea turtles on Aruba’s beaches, extra care was taken to remove any plastic bags from the surf, which can be mistaken as jellyfish-a favorite in the sea turtle diet-and deadly to the endangered animal. The crew as seen in our pictures apparently had fun as they participate in the clean up, as part of the monthly Sponsor-A-Mile, an island-wide initiative encouraged by the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association.

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April 16, 2009
Rona Coster