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Nosara River and Beach Cleanup Resumes in November

By Giordano Ciampini

FUPPERNO will be going back to work every third Sunday to pick up trash from both Nosara Beach and the mouth of the Nosara River, according to Javier Hernandez, president of the Nosara Fishermen Foundation (FUPPERNO).

The group initially planned to start cleanups again on October 21st, according to Hernandez, but the heavy rains in late October were too much, so they had to postpone their work.

Over the past year, from April until September, the sustainable fishing advocacy group has collected almost a hundred bags of refuse, almost all of it recyclable materials like glass and plastic containers. The refuse was collected by volunteers in the area around Nosara Beach and the river mouth.

"We took ninety-six bags, big bags," emphasized Hernandez. "I feel excited, because we can help the community better, and to help nature. We started the program because we go into the sea and into the river to fish."

He says that it's all about giving back. "We take, take, take, so now we want to give back. We want to change some things. Many [fishermen] also catch and kill; we want to make it one day that people will catch and release. It's more professional and helps nature."


 

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Intervention at Tempisque River Due to Abundance of Crocodiles

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