- * NOTE * This effort coincides with the Amigos de Bucerias Beach Clean-Up Event
- On Saturday, January 13th volunteer groups comprised of locals and foreigners will join in the cleanup efforts in 13 communities in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure along an area of just over 260 kilometers.
The Riviera Nayarit’s Beach Cleanup Network (BCN) will resume its activities on Saturday, January 13th, at 8:00am. We continue this effort right after the holiday recess and with the support of different volunteer groups that have pledged to clean up Nayarit’s public beaches, streams and islands.
The first cleanup of 2018 coincides with the vacation period for resident foreigners, who every year pitch in with the BCN; these are visitors from Canada and the United States—mainly adults—who care about the environment and in this manner repay the hospitality they have enjoyed in this tourism destination.
This month the cleanup actions will focus on communities including Bucerías, Playas de Huanacaxtle, La Manzanilla, Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Higuera Blanca, Sayulita, San Pancho, Islas Marietas, La Peñita de Jaltemba, Playa Platanitos, Boca de Camichín, and the Isla de Mexcaltitán along an area of just over 260 kilometers.
Of note is the fact that since June 7, 2014—the year the BCN was formed—there have been numerous civil associations, hotels, private companies, authorities and schools that have lent their support to this massive cleanup effort in the Riviera Nayarit; there have also been several specialized cleanups of the Islas Marietas for which they have requested the help of the local service providers.
Among the groups that help out every month are the Hard Rock Hotel, Palladium, and Dreams hotels; organizations such as Amigos de Bucerías, Vecinos de Huanacaxtle, Pro Sayulita, Voluntarios Punta Mita, Entre Amigos, Bahía Unida, Grano de Arena, Platanitos Ecológico, Mujeres Unidas por un Boca de Camichín Limpio, and Mujeres de Mexcaltitán, as well as companies including Aquaventuras Park by Dolphin Discovery and Tropical Incentives.
For more information, comments or if you’re interested in participating in the BCN activities, please call 2 97 2516 Ext. 108 or write to: [email protected]
According to data from the BCN, the most common types of trash found in the different beaches around the Riviera Nayarit include: drinking straws, PET bottles, cigarette butts, six-pack rings, plastic bags, Styrofoam, and microplastics.