International Coastal Clean-up Day(ICC)/ Dia Internacional de Limpieza de Costas
The Vida Azul Foundation will bring an estimated 25,000 volunteers together on Saturday, 15 of September. These people will be cleaning up the Dominican Republic beaches and rivers. Last year 21,734 people took part in the event and collected 239,074lbs of garbage from 78kms of coastline. This year more than 127 countries will join in this years coastal clean up.
In Santo Domingo, the cleanup will take place along the Malecon (Ave. George Washington). Groups will meet in 4 different locations. Playa Guibia at Maximo Gomez, Adrian Tropical, Fuerte San Gil, the Fray Anton de Montesinos Monument and other locations.
There will also be clean-up crews in Juan Dolio, Boca Chica, San Cristobal, La Vega, Bonao, Baharona, Samana and many other points throughout Dominican Republic.
Do your part and join in. Volunteers can register at vidaazul.org before14 September. It is free of charge and volunteers can choose their location.
You can also find more information at their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fundación-Vida-Azul
The group wants to make the Dominican people and visitors alike pay attention to their environment and the effects the garbage and trash has on the marine life and our environment. They want to make people aware that they should not throw garbage and they need to be responsible to keep their beaches clean today and always.
All recyclables will be sent to their proper destinations for recycling.