About 450 volunteers will participate in the cleaning day in Beach Guacalillo, Puntarenas, on September 23rd.
Volunteers from allied institutions such as the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ), the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), MarViva with representatives from the Gulf Network will be responsible for collecting and selecting waste, guided by 25 leaders of Terra Nostra brigades, with the support of the Red Cross, Fire Brigade and the Municipality of Garabito.
According to the organization of the event, tons of waste are swept away from the Greater Metropolitan Area, across the Virilla River, to the Tárcoles River, which flows into the Central Pacific, affecting several beaches, especially Guacalillo and Playa Azul, which has an impact on coastal marine biodiversity, landscape, water bodies, human health and tourism.
Likewise, they planned to organize activities in other sectors of the country. Friends of the Torres River will organize a clean-up in Parque México area on September 30th, in the area surrounding the Children’s Museum and in the community of Cipreses in Bario México. Also, the Yisky Association will clean the beach of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge in the South Caribbean.
Each year, in September, the Terra Nostra Association, within the framework of the Green and Clean CR Program, heeds the call by Ocean Conservancy, for the participation in the World Day of Coastal Cleanup, which is celebrated in more than one hundred countries in the world.