This article was translated by John R. Bopp

The 2,500 volunteers on land and 300 in the water who spent the day cleaning the Urdaibai coastal region have a lot more than the satisfaction of having rid it of more than eight tons of trash (which is nothing to sneeze at).  After all, it was World Ocean Day, and this initiative wanted to highlight, in a practical way, the need to care for and respect our oceans.

The operation was a success, and those cleaning not only projected that example, they were featured in Reuters and on Euronews.

The article is penned by our “old friend”, Vincent West.  And while we don’t particularly appreciate the title, preferring that he highlight that this was a Basque operation from the get-go, we do have to thank him for giving media recognition to all those who worked so hard.

Euronews – 8/6/2019 – Europe

Thousands of volunteers remove plastic from northern Spanish coast

Thousands of volunteers plucked plastic and other waste products from the rocks and beaches along Spain’s Basque coast on Saturday, while divers took to the sea to clear garbage from the water as part of World Oceans Day.

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Reuters – 8/6/2019 -Gran Britain

Thousands of volunteers remove plastic from northern Spanish coast

Thousands of volunteers plucked plastic and other waste products from the rocks and beaches along Spain’s Basque coast on Saturday, while divers took to the sea to clear garbage from the water as part of World Oceans Day.

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