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Environment promises clean beaches permanently

Santo Domingo.-  Environment Coastal and Marine Resources deputy minister Idalia Acevedo on Tuesday said the Permanent Clean Beaches and Coasts Program will be strengthened nationwide to preserve coastal ecosystems and keep them in good condition for visitors.

She the initiative aims to raise awareness among citizens on the role they play to balance the planet.

“The staff of the of Environment and Natural Resources Ministry along with the World Ecological Foundation and around 125 students of the APEC Distance Education Centers (CENAPEC) conducted a cleanup at the Fort San Gil beach, in the National district where 492 bags of solid waste were collected of particularly non-recyclable materials such as foam,” the  official said.

She said also removed were bags with recyclables such as plastic bottles, and broken glass. ‘The importance of this dynamic isn’t limited to special events such as World Beach Cleanup Day, but to raise the skill levels of people to understand that only by preserving in good natural resources can these remain in time for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Acevedo urged the public and private sectors and civil society to participate and include beach cleanups in their of social responsibility programs, as well as reforestation plans to contribute to conserve water.

She said Environment also maintains a permanent monitoring program of coastal and marine beaches including planting of highly resilience and adaptable, endemic and native trees.

Source: DT

April 12, 2016

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