By Cathy Elelman • 29 October 2019 • 19:30
IMPRESSIVE: The day resulted in the removal of 4,000 kilos of debris, waste and dry vegetation.
CREDIT: Ajuntament d'Altea
LOCAL residents, cycle club members and businesses came together to clean up the countryside in Altea.
More than 100 people responded to the Altea Cyclist Club and local council’s call to go along on Sunday and do their bit to get rid of rubbish from the Tossal de Mandem area of the municipality in collaboration with a number of local businesses.
Environment councillor Jose Orozco described the initiative as a complete success. He said there was very much a festive, family atmosphere to the day, which saw the volunteers, cyclists and business people remove an impressive 4,000 kilos of debris, waste and dry vegetation, which he stressed could have been fuel for a forest fire. They also carried out repairs to mountain tracks.
“We hope these kinds of actions will continue in the future and we can therefore enjoy the area see how pretty it is”, the councillor commented.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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