Playa Patrol is the name of a group of volunteers in Almuñécar who have taken it upon themselves, using their spare time, to keep our beaches clean.
Their previous clean up in October had bagged 24,000 cigarette butts, thanks to the 350 foreigner and Spanish volunteers who took part.
Anne Jenkins, founder of Playa Patrol, explained, “after having spoken with the Asociación de Amigos de la Playa Nudista de Cantarriján (AAPNC) we decided to work together to keep Playa Cantarriján clean, now that the summer had passed.”
For his part, the Chairman of the AAPNC, Jesús Segarra, “these clean up campaigns carried out by Playa Patrol help to heighten awareness amongst locals, tourists and our politicians about the damage that plastic and rubbish in general is doing to our beaches.”
On the day of the next clean up, which will take place on the 25th of November, Restaurante La Barraca will open up for the day – even though they are closed on a month’s holiday – to provide the volunteers with refreshments.
Each volunteer should bring rubber gloves and two or three empty plastic bottles in which to put the cigarette butts.
Team captains are already recruiting volunteers for their groups and everybody, adults or children, is welcome to participate. Anybody who turns up that morning on the beach will be assigned to a group if he or she doesn’t already belong to one.
For more info you can phone 690 773 507 (English) or 681 620 593 (Spanish). If you prefer you can get hold of Playa Patrol via their email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)