Initiatives Océanes Mars 2014 Paris
Published on March 24 2014

First Sup clean-up along the Joinville Canal

Watertrek has joined the Ocean Initiatives program from its partner Surfrider Foundation for the very first time organising a foreshore clean-up on paddle boards. The OI is a wide litter collection program launched by the famous NGO exactly 20 years ago. His aim is to alert people on the impact of marine litter on rivers, lakes, seas and seabeds.  Data collected during those campaigns allows for a general inventory to be taken, and hence regulatory framework to be adapted.

"If you drop it on the land, it ends up in the sea »: 80% of waste found in the sea come from inland. This is why our happy team of watertrekkers decided to take part to the cleaning campaign along the banks of the Polangis canal, a tiny and gorgeous affluent of the Marne hosting  swans and taverns. The brave rowers came despite the cold, the rain and a dark grey sky to collect tires, computers, plastic bags and cans. It was worth a little local white wine...

Huge thanks to Xavier, Vassili, Eric, Virginia, Carolina, Frederic, Denis, Cecile, Benjamin, Noah, Flavien et Jean-Baptiste from Le Grand 8 for this event.

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