By Tamarindo News Staff Photos courtesy: The Clean Wave
On July 13 and 14, Tamarindo got even more green than usual when The Clean Wave foundation, along with SalveMonos and Tamarindo Green by ADE, organized a series of events to protect the green zones and beaches of the town.
The activities were scheduled to celebrate the second anniversary of The Clean Wave, a group founded by Andy Bermúdez that has organized many successful beach cleanups in Tamarindo and Langosta. Three hundred people—many who traveled all the way from San Jose—got together and did massive beach clean-ups, joined in workshops, listened to music and perused local product. “The event was a solid success!!,” exclaimed Bermúdez.
“The impact on the environment was huge and we raised the Blue Flag for the community. We planted 106 trees to honor the name.” Those trees were planted in the area behind Plaza Tamarindo (ABC Real Estate building) and went all the way back by La Baula pizzeria. In addition to the planting of trees and beach cleanups, there was a Kombucha Workshop, Zero Waste Workshop, Signage Workshop, Bird Watching Workshop, and the Riverbeds & Watershed Management Workshop as well as a talk by the MarViva Foundation called “Reduction of Marine Contamination by Disposable Plastic.”
El Cuentero de la Mano Izquierda presented storytelling. Among the volunteers were representatives of environmental organizations including 5minutecostaarica, Algo por La Tierra, Cultura Tibas, Eco Runners CR, Enviajarme, Eco Moncho, EcoGrecia, EcoTarcoles, Fundacion GreenHeart, Green Wolf CR, Greenland, COMMUNITY I COMUNIDAD Monteverde Forest Cleanup, Operation Rich Coast, One Hand CR, Picnic Costa Rica, Rios Pura Vida, Sennamiki, SunnyErg, and Un Puerto Limpio.
Tamarindo Green, and The Clean Wave’s anniversary celebration activities were supported by the Tamarindo Chamber of Tourism & Commerce Ecological Blue Flag, Santa Cruz Municipality, all the police, Red Cross, MINAE SINAC, UNED and the MarViva Foundation.
“The event was successful, everyone loved it and we will surely make it bigger and better next year,” concluded Bermúdez.