- Four more non-profits joined the beach cleanup efforts during this fifth round, including La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with reinforcements heading to Bucerías and San Pancho; there are now 9 communities on the receiving end of their labors.
The civil groups from the different communities along the Riviera Nayarit continue to strengthen the Beach Cleanup Network, which now boasts 13 groups coming together on the second Saturday of every month; the next cleanup will fall on October 11th.
This time around, students are joining in with the cleanup teams along the beaches of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. San Pancho and Bucerías are also receiving reinforcements.
In La Cruz de Huanacaxtle the group Manos a la Obra, comprised of 50 students from the Bahía de Banderas Instituto Tecnológico (ITBB), will begin cleaning Manzanilla beach; the Vecinos de Huanacaxtle group will have two sessions, one meeting at 9 a.m. at the boardwalk in Bucerías and the other at 6 p.m. in La Cruz.
Bucerías is also being helped by the Culture Club, a group organized by the staff members of the Hard Rock Hotel, who will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Agustín Melgar street. This area is receiving strong reinforcements in the shape of 15 students who will be joining in alongside the Amigos de Bucerías, the group that began this particular local cleanup effort.
Last month the Grano de Arena group, who is in charge of La Peñita de Jaltemba, created a spinoff to clean in San Pancho, where the Entre Amigos group is also working.
The rest of the cleanup teams include the following groups: Platanitos Ecológico at Playa Platanitos, the Compostela Hotel and Motel Association in Los Ayala and Guayabitos, the Mexcaltitán Women’s Group on their island and the Punta de Mita Foundation in Punta de Mita.
It’s important to note that the Punta de Mita Foundation, for example, has picked up to 230 bags of trash per cleanup. They not only clean the beaches, but also the gullies, where the trash tends to pile up and eventually gets washed out to sea.
For more information and comments, if you’re interested in more details about the project including the hours and meeting places or would like to propose your community join the Riviera Nayarit Beach Cleanup Network, please call 2 97 25 16 ext. 108, and someone from the Riviera Nayarit CVB will be happy to help you.