Dinner for the ocean will raise funds for September cleanup

The organization Terra Nostra plans a benefit dinner Aug. 30 with the theme Cena por el Océano, “Dinner for the Ocean.”

This is the organization that has been organizing the massive cleanups of beaches and of potential breeding spots for dengue mosquitoes. The money raised by the event will be used in September for its third national cleanup campaign.

Those who attend the $100-a-plate even are urged to wear comfortable clothing with an aquatic theme in white and blue colors. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. at Restaurante Tin Jo in San José. There are discounts for groups. The organization plans a magic show, live music and a silent auction.

The organization noted that the oceans are threatened by trash, among other things. The organization cited estimates that each year 6.4 million tons of trash arrive in the seas mainly from urban areas.

In Costa Rica, the organization said, 30 percent of the solid waste ends up in the streets and vacant land where much is eventually washed into the sea. Tickets are available at 2228-4317 or via email to matildes@terranostra-cr.or.

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