Youth volunteers cleaned up hiking trail on Fu Shan, Tai O
After a year of struggle to fight against COVID-19, people start to flock to the countryside to enjoy fresh air and relax. The hiking trail on Fu Shan is famous for its beautiful landscape and nicely preserved path, which make it an attractive option for a family day out. However, the environment has been spoiled by rubbish hikers left behind. To make the trail nice again, YWCA Y Eco Tour Tai O Cultural and Ecological Integrated Resource Centre recruited a few youth volunteers for a clean-up activity.
All kinds of litter that cannot decompose in nature, including water bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bags, wet wipes, even used masks were left along the trail and in the brushes. They did not only damage the environment, but also raised hygienic concerns. Volunteers strolled along the trail for two hours and collected four bags of litter. They also put up signs that read “please take away your own trash and avoid littering" to remind hikers to protect the countryside.