THE CITY Council of Javea have announced an exciting community event as part of its year of Sustainable Tourism.
On Sunday May 7 from 9.00am – 1.30pm, all members of the community are invited to take part in a huge coastal clean operation, joining social organisations such as the Red Cross, Proteccion Civil, the Javea Oceanographic Research Institute (IROX) and its Excursion Centre and tourism companies such as Javea Activa, Siesta Advisor, Antias and the diving centres Cabo la Nao, Port, Paradive, Scuba Diving, Diving Javea and La Rana.
Volunteers will be deployed along the most emblematic points of the coast, through coves and caves from the Cova Tallada to the fishing boats at the southern end.
Groups will be organised on a logistical basis – whilst some areas are relatively easy to access, others can only be accessed by kayak and in some areas, volunteers will be required to hold a diving licence.
The City Council will provide all necessary cleaning materials and will invite all volunteers to enjoy a community meal thereafter to reward their efforts.
The Local Police are supporting the operation and will be on hand in boats to transport the rubbish collected from the most inaccessible areas.
The Tourism Technician, Carol Cholbi, explained that her department will be in charge of coordinating all volunteers and they have prepared a guide – depending on whether volunteers would like to work on foot, by kayak, snorkelling or diving – setting out accessibility levels and recommendations.
The Mayor of Javea and Head of Tourism, Jose Chulvi, has stressed how fortunate Javea is to have many associations ‘working constantly to improve our society and our environment’, and that the operation is designed not only to improve the environment but to raise awareness about the need to be respectful.
Chulvi also confirmed that Javea plans on leading a stream of respectful tourism and that in this regard, the City Council are working on a forum for sustainable Mediterranean destinations to be held in October.
For more information and to get involved in the coastal clean, please visit one of the three Tourist Information Offices, call 965 794 356 or email [email protected].