CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Friday September 14, 2012
Coastal Cleanup Day Tomorrow
The Galapagos National Park, with
support from the Navy and the Galapagos Foundation join efforts
tomorrow on the International Coastal Clean-up Day, September
As in the previous years, this activity will be held in the 4 inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana. It is expected to attract more than 500 volunteers, including guards, officials of institutions, local townspeople, fishermen and even a few tourists!
Activities will begin on Saturday from 08h00. Meeting points will be in the Puerto Ayora port captain's offices, the municipal plaza in San Cristobal, the Cuna del Sol docks in Villamil and at the main docks at Floreana. Activities are programmed to continue until 13h00 and the results will be announced afterwards.
Worldwide, every third Saturday of September is celebrated asInternational Coastal Cleanup Day. It aims to educate communities about the importance of proper waste management. Too much waste ends up in the sea, causing enormous damage to these ecosystems.
CNH Tours, being based in Paris, cannot participate, but we certainly encourage anyone in the islands tomorrow to join in the fun (and who knows what interesting things might be found), meet up with the locals and help clean up the islands.