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Beach cleanup day this Saturday

Santo Domingo.-The Environment Ministry on Tuesday announced a trash collection drive next Saturday along the coastline to mark World Beach Cleanup Day, which includes riverbanks.

The activity’s main event will be at Fuerte San Gil on the Malecon at 9am, when Environment minister Francisco Dominguez will kick off the effort to take place at beaches and swimming spots nationwide.

Coastal and Marine deputy minister Ydalia Acevedo said the cleanup will take place at 194 localities in all 32 provinces.

World Beach Cleanup Day was established by Ocean Conservancy some 30 year ago for the third Saturday of September, as a warn call over the increasing pollution of the seas and oceans.

Dominican Republic joined the activity in 2005, which involves various institutions and government agencies.

Source: DT

Sep 14, 2016

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