Beach clean up effort in Almeria

AWARENESS: Volunteers said taking part in the clean-up made them realise how extensive the problem of waste in marine environments is. CREDIT: Asociacion Nuevo Rumbo

VOLUNTEERS have been doing their bit to keep the Cabo de Gata’s beaches waste-free.

In an initiative organised by the Cabo de Gata Clean Ocean Project, the Nuevo Rumbo Association and Nijar council’s Development and Tourism department, volunteers spent a morning picking up rubbish along the coast from the Playa de los Escullos beach up to the Isleta del Moro viewing point.

Nuevo Rumbo reported that many of those taking part said it had made them realise just how extensive the problem of waste in marine environments is.


The association said the initiative came under an agreement with the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park management to organise beach clean-ups and raise awareness about the damage to marine biodiversity from dumping waste into the sea, and plastic in particular.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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