As an organization which works with communities who have been deeply effected by human caused environmental damage, we are dedicated to ensuring the protection of the natural environment in the delta and upstream.
‘Clean the Beaches, Save the Turtles, Uplift the People!’ Campaign
In collaboration with the Ada Youth and Lifeguard Association, the Volta Revival Foundation has initiated the campaign project: Clean the Beaches, Save the Turtles, Uplift the People! The project focuses on three main actions in the Ada area:
1: Clean the beaches by establishing and maintaining consistent beach and river side clean ups,
2: Save the turtles by maintaining safe zones for sea turtles and,
3: Uplift the people by educating surrounding communities on the importance of waste management and sanitation
The beach and river side clean ups are an initiative begun by the Ada Youth and Lifeguard Association, the Volta Revival Foundation hopes to equip this team to maintain more consistent and effective clean ups by providing necessary materials. Currently, the beach and river side clean up team are in great need of the following tools and materials: Rakes/shovels, brooms, wheel barrels, gloves, face masks, and trash/recycling vehicles.
Operation save the sea turtles is an initiative which seeks to establish and maintain more safe zones for sea turtles to lay their eggs. As a class A endangered species sea turtles are at risk of extinction, and the trash in the ocean and spread across the beaches is making it harder and harder for mother sea turtles to lay their eggs on the ocean shore and for babies to make it to the sea after hatching. In response, the Volta Revival Foundation has established a special task force which will maintain safe zones meaning the areas will be kept clean of trash, regularly monitored, and signs will be put up about the penalties of turtle and turtle egg poaching. This project goes hand in hand with the beach and river side clean ups and the education of surrounding communities. Through this program we hope to establish and maintain at least five large safe zones by 2019.
The Volta Revival Foundation believes in the importance of both direct action and education which is why the we are working together with the Ada Wildlife office to go to school and conduct educational workshops concerning the effects of littering, poor waste management, and the importance of sea turtles and other wildlife on ecosystem.