Clean Beaches Initiative
The beautiful beach at Puerto Rico is an important nesting site for endangered turtles. However, it’s also heavily polluted by vehicles illegally driving on the beach, oil spillages, and littering. There is also sea food waste from fishermen and refuse discarded from boats offshore. Millions of birds, turtles, fish and marine mammals die each year due to marine refuse; either drowning by getting tangled in fishing nets and debris, through poisoning, or by ingesting plastics. Every group of volunteers that spend time at our camp get involved in at least one beach clean-up with the local community and we would like to expand this vital project.