On Sunday, December 29, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 51Give Hainan volunteers held the 8th and last “Protect the Ocean · Clean the Beach” event of this year at Xiaodonghai. Greet the new year through beach cleaning whilst running.

8:30 a.m., 7 Chinese volunteers 5 American volunteers (including 3 children) and runners Ms. Katalin (Kate) Sogor and Mr. Leigh Hallam  gathered at the corner of Xiaodonghai. Together with Kate and Leigh, the volunteers first ran 2 miles along Xiaodonghai East and then one mile south to the wedding photography area at the foot of the mountain, where they did beach cleaning. After that, volunteers and runners ran around Xiaodonghai area again and returned to the corner. The whole journey was 6 kilometers.

Volunteers and runners cleaned up more than 20 kg of trash, including plastic bottles, plastic bottle caps, ropes, fishing nets, and foam. The Intercontinental Hotel helped with collecting, sorting, and recycling the trash. Every participant was happy to take practical action to protect the marine environment, cultivate children's awareness of environmental protection, and influence more people to care for the environment.

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