Midweek beach cleanup returns to mouth of Tárcoles

Some 600 volunteers are returning to the mouth of the Río Grande de Tárcoles today in another cleanup sponsored by Walmart de México y Centroamérica and the Asociación Terra Nostra.

Many of the volunteers in this mid-week expedition will be Walmart workers. The target is Playa Guacalillo where there have been previous cleanups, but never with 600 volunteers, said Terra Nostra.

The campaign is a continuation of Costa Rica, te quiero limpia, which also is sponsored by the Ministerio de Salud and Telenoticias at Canal 7.

The Cuerpo de Bomberos, the Cruz Roja, the Fuerza Pública and the Municipalidad de Garabito will support the volunteers, starting at 7 a.m., said Terra Nostra. The last cleanup at the beach was May 21, where volunteers covered about 600 meters.

The Río Tárcoles carries all the trash from the Central Valley and also plants and dead trees, particularly after heavy rains.

The bulk of the material that is picked up will be recycled.

Any latecomer who wants to join the cleanup might be able to obtain transportation to the beach at 5:45 a.m. today at Forum II on the Autopista Próspero Fernández, in Santa Ana.

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