Another weekend river cleanup nets 10 bags of plastic trash

Comité Bandera Azul Ecológica de San Miguel photo Colegio Yurusti do not hesitate to get wet while they collect trash.

The Río Tibás in Heredia is cleaner today because students and residents took to the waterway in yet another effort to keep it clean.

Participating were teachers and students from the Colegio Yurusti and members of the Comité Bandera Azul Ecológica de San Miguel de Santo Domingo

This was the third and last cleanup. In three efforts, some 30 bags of plastic material and other items have been removed from the river. The weekend efforts have been going on since March, said committee members. This week there were 10 bags collected for recycling. Rainy weather will raise the level of the river making further cleanups this year impossible, said the organization.

The river flows into Santa Domingo from San Isidro de Heredia y San Rafael de Heredia where there also are organizations protecting it.

The Comité Bandera Azul Ecológica issued a plea for residents to avoid using the river as a dump. The members also said that those with property near the river should take care that material does not get washed or otherwise enter the river.

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