- Fifty bags of rubbish were removed from the Islas Marietas during this latest cleanup; the reforestation that has been taking place in collaboration with the local citizens, the three levels of government and private initiative has resulted in the planting of 420 of the 1,200 estimated trees programmed for the rainy season.
The Riviera Nayarit is a destination that is diversified and innovative when it comes to caring for the environment. Case in point: the cleaning up of the Islas Marietas and the reforestation of local communities.
The latest cleanup effort in the Islas Marietas occurred last Monday, July 20th, with the participation of 90 tourism service providers who collected 50 large bags of trash.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) supports this important effort in coordination with the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (Conanp, by its acronym in Spanish) together with the Coral del Risco Cooperative, as well as the integration of the Ecology Department of the Banderas Bay City Council.
“We want to promote the conservation of the natural resources that we have and raise awareness in the communities regarding the importance and benefits it has for them. These environmental services include storm and hurricane protection, diet and job sources, among others,” commented Conanp Biologist José Luis Menéndez.
The City Council and its Public Works and Services, Tourism, Urban Development and Ecology offices have unconditionally supported the reforestation activities that started on July 9, 2015 and are being coordinated by the EarthCheck Committee. They have planted 420 trees of their goal of 1,200 trees total during this rainy season.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is grateful to Conanp, Semanay, the Texcalame ejidatarios, the San José Forest Brigade, the Hard Rock, Dreams Villa Magna and Paradise Village hotels, as well as the Punta de Mita Foundation, the Cetmar 6 and the Odilón Ocula Elementary schools plus local citizens for their support and participation in this reforestation project.