March Beach Clean Up

ALM Playa Patrol Clean UpThe March the 23rd, Spring Clean The Beach is only two weeks away and the Ocean Ambassadors are busy signing up Team Captains and Volunteers.

These clean-up operations will take place on three local beaches in Almuñécar and La Herradura. Event details below.

Asociación Playa Patrol always needs financial donations. Community leaders, such as Asociación Chiringuitos Costa Tropical, are major influencers in our coastal communities and their financial support is invaluable.” explained Ann Jenkins, Director of Asociación Playa Patrol, adding, “We first worked together when we released the biodegradable, paper-straw programme this spring and it’s been great to see their continued passion and commitment to helping to keep our sea plastic free.”

End Zone sponsors, Chiringuito Bambú (La Herradura), Restaurante Calabré (Playa San Cristóbal), and La Primera Ola (Playa Velilla) will provide volunteers a complimentary drink and tapas to the volunteers in those three locations.

Darío de Haro de haro and María Dolores de Haro, Owners of Chiringuito Bambú told us that, “In January 2019, we started using biodegradable, paper straws and we are getting positive feedback from customers. More education for our children and families about the importance of going plastic-free is needed and when local groups such as Playa Patrol want to get involved in raising awareness, we want to say thank you!” Volunteers will be treated to a complimentary drink and tapas.

L’Atelier Heladeria in Almuñécar will also be providing the Playa Velilla volunteers with complimentary homemade ice cream. “Even though we just opened in February 2019, we made a decision right away to start using biodegradable paper straws so it was exciting to meet with Playa Patrol, said Hugo Leal, owner of L’Atelier. “We are now talking to EcOcean Green Solutions about using wooden tasting spoons in the ongoing fight to keep our sea plastic free. Next up, swapping out our ice cream cups that are lined in plastic with something more eco-friendly.”

Are you interested in becoming a local community sponsor for the June 30th or September 22nd events? Or maybe you’d like to make a financial donation? Contact

Event support is also provided by the Town Hall – Department of Environment, FCC and Costa Tropical Tourism.

About the Playa Patrol 2019 Beach Clean-Ups: The events run from 10:00h until 11:30h on Playa de Velilla and Playa San Cristóbal in Almuñécar, as well as at Playa La Herradura. It’s not too late to register as a Team Captain or as a Volunteer! Events are being hosted for March 23rd, June 30 and September 22.

To learn more please visit or find us on Facebook and on Instagram @Playa.Patrol. For more information contact +34.690.773.507 (English) or +34.681.620.593 (Spanish).

(News: Almunecar/Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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