Some 20 kayakers are getting ready to paddle the 60-kilometer stretch of coast from the Herodian seaside complex at Caesarea to the Biblical port of Jaffa during the weekend of September 18-20, to raise awareness and mark International Coastal Cleanup Day 2014, September 20.
Dubbed “Rowing for a Clear Sea”, the initiative of the Jaffa Port-based kayaking club Kayak4all, together with the EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project, will take place for the tenth year in a row. Participants will pass out bags and materials to the public so they can help clean up the beach.
“The sea is a valuable resource that belongs to the public as a whole. The public has very much to do in order to protect the beaches and the sea, and the Mare Nostrum Project, as the leader on the subject of Mediterranean coastal conservation, is happy to take part in the initiative as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day events taking place around the world,” said Mare Nostrum Project coordinator Prof. Rachelle Alterman.
On September 20 itself, sailboats from the Herzliya Sailing Club will join in for a spectacular sailing flotilla in honor of the Coastal Cleanup Day. Coastguard volunteers will also take part, under the aegis of Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry.
The International Coastal Cleanup Day on is the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up the oceans and beaches.Leave a reply →