The Riviera Nayarit’s Beach Cleanup Network (BCN) undertook its 38th event on Saturday, August 12, during which the Voluntarios por Mita (Mita Volunteers) group joined in the effort to clean up the wetlands between Punta de Mita and Higuera Blanca.
“We’ve been working for three years here and we’ve learned to love the nature that surrounds us, which is why we decided to organize ourselves to take care of the mangrove since people use it as an illegal trash dump,” said Nazario Oseguera, coordinator of Voluntarios por Mita. “We also want to lend our support to other volunteers who are interested in helping us in keep these wetlands clean.”
This is a very active month for the BCN: on August 8, 9 and 10 they coordinated a reforestation activity in the Valle Dorado neighborhood with the participation of the Hotel Decameron, the Piratas de la Bahía, the Liceo del Valle and the National Commission of Protected Areas (Conanp, by its acronym in Spanish). This event included the planting of about 80 saplings.
The Riviera Nayarit CVB coordinates the groups and gives the volunteers needed supplies including water, t-shirts, caps, gloves and bags. The reforestation campaign will continue through mid-September.
Cleanup in Islas Marietas
Meanwhile, Monday the 14th will see a massive cleanup effort at the Islas Marietas National Park led by the National Commission of Protected Areas (Conanp) and different groups of tourism service providers from Sayulita, Punta de Mita, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta, with the participation of Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau via its Research and Environmental Programs desk.
“This is part of the work that’s been going on for over a year,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB. “Each time there are more service providers in the trenches showing their commitment to the conservation of the Islas Marietas.”
Those interested in participating in these activities or adopting a sapling to plant in their own yard are invited to call 297 25 16 Ext. 108 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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