Beach Clean-up Campaign, Part of Efforts in Seeking Beach Certification
In commemorating International Beach Clean-Up Day, celebrated September 17th, and in coordination with schools, local organizations, and civil society, the local administration participated in a Beach Clean-Up Day via the Office of Ecology and Sustainable Development.
The clean-up campaign stretched from Playa Bonita toward Sandy Beach, precisely where focus is centered on obtaining beach certification for 1800 lineal meters of the coast. This certification would make Puerto Peñasco the first beach destination in Sonora to achieve such a feat.
Tlacaelel Rivera Núñez, Director of Ecology and Sustainable Development, reported thanks to the efforts and good will of more than 150 participants, the campaign was able to collect 2 tons of trash including 500 kilograms of waste consisting of: paper, cans, plastic bottles, cigarette butts, and other residue scattered along the beach.
Participants in the recent beach clean-up effort included members of the Clean Beach Committee, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), the Office of Ecology and Sustainable Development, and ZOFEMAT, along with students from New Land and Montessori schools, the #20 Technical Secondary, city employees, the Office of Art and Culture, the Puerto Peñasco sub-zone Pentathlon, and civil society.
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