- The different sectors that contribute to this movement that is slowly improving the conditions of local beaches and simultaneously generating awareness in the populace continue to come together.
The monthly activities of the Beach Cleanup Network (RLP by its acronym in Spanish) coordinated by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are now in their fifth edition, with the cleanup set to take place on August 8, 2015.
This activity has been completely inclusive since its inception over a year ago and new groups from different sectors continue to join in. This time around the Fundación Careaga and the Hotel Cactus Inn will be part of the cleanup in Playa Bucerías.
“Truth is that since we’ve begun this work we had no doubt that it would grow enough to create a significant and positive impact. However, it’s been even more successful than we anticipated,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB. “Outside the group effort we’ve seen people participating even though they aren’t associated with a hotel, a business or an association. These are fellow citizens who are doing this out of love for their communities and that’s a major change.”
The game-changing efforts of the RLP extend from Nuevo Vallarta all the way to La Isla de Mexcaltitlán. They include over 15 communities with more than 600 volunteers and endless kilos of trash that are no longer polluting the Destination.
“Practicing what you preach” has also influenced the mentality of the coastal villages, especially the attitude of the children and teens that form part of the RLP.
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.
The Research department of the Riviera Nayarit CVB has initiated different activities related to the environment, including the recent Banderas Bay reforestation project. You can take a look at the pictures of this particular endeavor by clicking the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7sheyqz3k8lbsim/AACLBwkPqk_Mr5JMAO7JPsdpa?dl=0.