CLEAN RIVERS, SAVE OCEANS is a participatory project that organizes days for collecting litter and restoring the environment for all types of audiences. In it’s first year, it carried out 20 clean-ups in the Jarama-River environment through as it passes through the Community of Madrid. Thanks to the participation of more than 372 volunteers, it has prevented more than 7,000 kg of waste from getting into the oceans and causing harm to the aquatic systems. Through their participation, the volunteers better understand the marine-litter problem, and its origin in the rivers, in order raise awareness and inspire the rest of the community.
Furthermore, they carry out efforts to remove invasive species the alter the biodiversity, installing nest-boxes for birds and repopulating the environment with indigenous species. At a scientific level, microplastic tracking and general awareness efforts are carried out. “Clean Rivers, Save Oceans” also organizes corporate volunteer opportunities for businesses and other entities that want to join the project by collaborating through their teams.