13/05/2014 – Associació Cetàcea at Let’s Clean Europe
Associació Cetàcea participated at the clean-up day organized by the Consorci dels Colls i Miralpeix in the framework “Let’s Clean Europe” last Saturday May 10th. The activity consisted in the clean-up of an area of the coast of the shire of El Garraf, located between the towns of Vilanova i la Geltrú and Sitges. 140 kgs of waste and garbage were collected during the day.
This clean-up action was just one of many similar activities carried out in different natural parks in Europe. It was supported by the European Union and in Catalunya, by the Catalan Waste Agency, the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. In this zone, it also had the support of the town councils of Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú, the company Nootka Kayaks i Paddle Surf and about thirty volunteers.
Associació Cetàcea considers it very important to collaborate in such activities that allow us to keep the coast clean. Different organizations have recently shown that ocean pollution is an important issue of concern, especially human-created waste. Its presence affects the different marine species of fauna and flora. We believe that actions like this, help to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a clean environment.