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The Animal Fund (TAF) is holding a 2-hour clean-up day on Sunday, March 11, on Menton Beach. All environmentally-conscious volunteers are welcome to take part, the organisers say.
A fun and active afternoon is promised, and all in a great cause. “The more people who join us, the more trash we can pick up,” TAF state.
The event starts at 2:30 pm at Menton beach, opposite the Casino. The day is organised in partnership with the Urban Sport Centre Menton.
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TAF held several successful local beach clean-up initiatives last year, including the Plastic Pollution Campaign at Larvotto.
On Monday, March 26, the Monaco-based association presents “The Story of the Pink Dolphin”, an interesting and informative presentation of the Amazon and its pink dolphins by marine biology researcher and TAF ambassador Dr Alexandra Zeiner.
The evening, which replaces the monthly TAF meeting in March, will be held at Address restaurant (16 rue d Milo) at 7 pm.
Sign up for both these events at: email@example.com
The Department of Maritime Affairs (DAM) was alerted early on Tuesday morning by the professional fisherman of Monaco of the presence of tree trunks floating in the sea off Portier.
The anti-pollution vessel Vitamar found that there was a considerable amount of floating debris, covering an area of 300 metres by 30 metres. This information was forwarded to the regional operational centre for surveillance and rescue and the decision was taken to close the ports of Monaco to avoid damage to ships.
Thanks to the help of the Monaco Fire Department, the Maritime Police, the Port Operations Company (SEPM) and DAM, anti-pollution dams were quickly installed to protect the Hercule and Fontvieille ports.
Mariners were notified of the closures and the work underway.