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Volunteers Wanted to Clean the Icelandic Coastline

The general public is invited to take part in cleaning the coastline of Eyjafjörður, the fjord that is home to Akureyri, North Iceland, starting today. This is part of an ongoing project that aims to clean more of Iceland’s coastline.

Just the beginning

Akureyri.net reports that those wishing to take part in the mission are invited to meet at Akureyri Whale Watching, Oddeyrarbót 2, 600 Akureyri (map link) at 18:00 today. From there, volunteers will depart to the area where the cleanup will begin.

This cleanup will take about two to three hours, and will occur every Sunday until July. Refreshments will be offered by Ocean Missions, who are the main organisers of this project. Anyone wishing to take part who needs a ride to the cleanup site, or who needs more information, is asked to send an email to [email protected].

Part of a larger mission

On the official page about this project, Ocean Missions states that they “follow [a] standardized protocol developed by the OSPAR Commission that will help us to formulate recommendations and to implement effective management to actively find short and long term solutions”.

They seek both individuals and groups to take part in these coastline clean-ups, and the aforementioned page also contains a sign-up form for those wishing to participate in their ongoing projects.

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