Making a difference on the Lanzarote coast

The key to improving the environment is to get everyone involved, and that is certainly the case in Lanzarote where a coastal clean up has been organised for June 7th. Volunteers will work together to clean the beaches and the sea in Famara and Costa Teguise.

Costa Teguise beach

The project is a joint initiative driven by Clean Ocean Project, an environmental group from the nearby island of Fuerteventura, the local council, the local leisure business association and local diving schools. They all realise that the well being of their part of the island is something that affects them and their daily lives directly, and they are making an effort to clean up the rubbish left behind by those less considerate users of the coast.

The army of volunteers will sweep along the coast collecting rubbish from the beaches of Las Cucharas, Los Charcos, Playa Jablillo, and Playa Bastian. Three diving schools, Native Diving, Calipso Diving and Aquatis Diving Centre will be able to attack the sea bed, there will be 108 of them pitching in.

The idea is to make people feel involved and proud of the island they live on, many children will be taking part in the clean up, helping to educate them to the problems and needs of the coast. All participants will wear commemorative t-shirts featuring a drawing of a turtle, just one of the species that will benefit from the efforts of all the volunteers.

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