Awareness raising message by the Central Port Authority of Kalamata and HELMEPA
Following the invitation of the Central Port Authority of Kalamata, HELMEPA contributed to the organization a beach and underwater cleanup on the eastern front of Kalamata beach, on Friday 21 June.
The event was attended by students of the Summer Camp of the Messinian Gymnastics Club and the Bouga Schools, the Aeolos Marine Sports Association, the Nautical Club of Kalamata, the Association of Parents/ Carers of People with Disabilities “Ipomoni”, the 6th Air Scouts Club of Kalamata and Kalamata Dive Center. Also, the Municipality of Kalamata, the Municipal Port Fund of Kalamata, the Association of Retired Coast Guard Officers of the Prefecture of Messinia, the Hellenic Rescue Team, the Hellenic Red Cross Regional Department of Kalamata, the Association of Professional Fishermen of the Municipality of Kalamata and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research / Office of Kalamata contributed to the successful implementation of the cleanup.
At the end of the event, HELMEPA’s staff member spoke to volunteers about the importance of educating and informing the next generation to keep our seas and beaches clean and awarded commemorative diplomas and posters to children and participating entities. We would like to thank youth and adults who, with passion and enthusiasm, spread in Kalamata the long-standing message of HELMEPA’s Seagull “No plastics – No garbage in our seas and on our beaches”!