Volunteers join the Navy to collect 3 tons of garbage on beaches and Culatra

As part of the Navy Day, which this year is celebrated in Faro

More than three tons of rubbish were collected on the morning of this Sunday, 8 May, in the cleaning operation of the beaches of five Algarve municipalities and in the underwater collection at sea, on the island of Culatra.

The initiative, called “Operação Praia Limpa”, was an organization of the Portuguese Navy, within the scope of the commemorations of Navy Day 2022, which this year take place in Faro, in collaboration with Zoomarine.

At Culatra, “Operation Praia Limpa” had the participation of soldiers from the Detachment of Sapadores Divers n°2, from the navy ship NRP Pégaso, eight students from the University of Algarve, from the Culatra Island Residents Association and with resources from the National Maritime Authority.

This initiative also took place simultaneously on beaches in the municipalities of Silves, Albufeira, Lagoa, Faro and Loulé, with the objective of collecting garbage from the beach, to raise awareness of environmental pollution and the preservation of marine biodiversity.

By the end of the morning, more than 3 tons of garbage had been collected in both initiatives.