Interreg Aether in Tricase Puglia: “Together for the Environment” event on 29 May

Marine pollution due to plastic is one of main issue where every citizen can make a difference. This is the key idea that leads ASSET Puglia – Strategic Agency for sustainable territorial development to organize the event “Together for the Environment” on Sunday, May 29, 2022 in Tricase Porto (Lecce,Puglia) within Interreg AETHER – Alliance for the Effective Transnational Handling of Environmental Resources project.

The citizens of Tricase, the schoolchildren and local associations will be involved in a waste collection campaign, through the operations of cleaning up the seabed and docks of Tricase Porto. During this phase, participants will be involved in an additional outreach initiative: a photo contest aimed at identifying the strangest waste. Also scheduled at 12:30 p.m. is the exciting release of two specimens of Caretta Caretta turtles nursed at the Sea Turtle Recovery Center of Calimera.

it will be possible, also, to attend the handover to the Tricase branch of CIHEAM Bari of the rescue tank for turtles and the presentation of the Vademecum of first aid to specimens in difficulty by the Sea Turtle Recovery Center of Calimera.

The event is organized by Municipality of Tricase, CIHEAM Bari Tricase and the Naps Lab team who, in collaboration with local associations CAS – Coordinamento Ambientale Salentino and the guys of Clean Up Tricase (one of the 15 associations of the CAS network).

The event is organized in cooperation with BONSEA and Common projects (funded respectively by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the ENI CBC Med Programme) that focus on a common goal: protecting the environment and promoting a more sustainable use of marine resources, starting from the citizens.

At the end of the event a ceremony will award the winners of the “Coppa Magna Grecia” regatta.

You can participate by filling out the following form.