On Andros, our love for the island and its environment brings us closer! On Sunday, June 14, 2020, teams from all over Andros cleaned four beaches, Mylos at Korthi, Paraporti at Chora, and Fellos and Ateni at Hydrousa.
Volunteers of all ages, residents of Andros – among them elected representatives – and holidaymakers, participated in the cleaning, with the support, coordination and provision of material by the Andros Port Authority, LIFE ANDROS PARK and HELMEPA. The cleaning was organized by Andrion Club, Hydrousa Volunteer Team, Korthi Yacht Club, Katakoilos Cultural Association “Agios Ioannis Theologos”, Andros Yacht Club, LIFE Andros Park project – with the participation of the Municipality of Andros and Kaireios Library -, Port Authority of Andros, Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Andros, Women Association of Korthi Andros, Andros Routes, ANDROS Social Cooperative Enterprise, One Foot Forward, Environmental Education Center of Korthiou and AYLA – Center for Performing Arts.
Following the beach cleaning, participants were informed of fire prevention and firefighting by the Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Andros (S.E.D.A.), while the children had also the opportunity to use the water hoses of the SEDA fire brigade.
The collected statistical information concerning marine litter were sent to HELMEPA and LIFE ANDROS PARK. In short, 112 volunteers participated in the cleaning of all four beaches and 59 garbage bags were collected, weighing about 360 kilos.
Many thanks to “The Rock” Beach Bar, DEL ‘ARTE Café and the Korthi Yacht Club for the treats they offered to the volunteers, Asteras Radio 92 FM, for the promotion of the action, and all the volunteers who responded to the call!!! It was a very nice first start, which will be strengthened every year with the participation of even more teams, associations, entities, volunteers and of course beaches!