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International Coastal Cleanup 2009 in Nicaragua | Sep 18, 2009

Róger Solórzano Canales

Tomorrow, September 19, at 6:00 am, the International Coastal Cleanup 2009 will take place in 81 beaches of Nicaragua. A great number of volunteers will visit them in order to clean the garbage that has been accumulated since the last cleanup. The activity is an international initiative which happens simultaneously in more than 100 countries worldwide.

This is the second time that Nicaragua participates in this activity, organized by the American entity Ocean Conservancy, with hundreds of allies from around the world. In Nicaragua, the event is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) along with Paso Pacífico organization. On 2008, more than 2000 volunteers participated by cleaning 15 different coasts.

Adelayde Rivas, spokeswoman of Paso Pacífico, said that Saturday´s activity has 81 beaches officially registrated, which will be cleaned up by different companies, environmental organizations, ecological groups, municipalities, universities, among others. This beaches are distributed between the Pacific side and the Caribbean, Lake Nicaragua and Lake Xolotlán, rivers and lagoons.

There is still a chance to join the cause by gathering a group of volunteers and focusing on one beach in order to clean it on Saturday. Adelayde pointed out that more than 7000 volunteers have been registrated but they are expecting more people. For further information about the event call (505) 2279 7258.