On Saturday, September 21st, NRCS Mayagüez Field Office and Soil Science Division employees, along with Earth Team volunteers, participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day, collecting and classifying 335 pounds of garbage from the Mayagüez coastline!
The cleanup was a joint effort between NRCS and DRNA. DRNA Mayagüez Regional Director, Efraín García, and personnel provided gloves and bags, and disposed of all the garbage collected. Kudos to our NRCS and DRNA staff and Earth Team volunteers for all their hard work!
For more information, please contact Activity Coordinator and Soil Conservation Technician, Yadira Feliciano, at 787-831-3464 x.104.
Mayagüez CoastWeeks Cleanup Photos!
All ready to start cleaning with gloves and bags! Left to right: José Zamora (Esperanza's husband & volunteer), SC Esperanza Avilés, Keila Ortiz (NRCS Pathways intern), MLRA Leader Manuel Matos, Yara Ortiz (volunteer and Yadira’s daughter), Activity Coordinator SCT Yadira Feliciano, Efraín García (DRNA), Manuel (DRNA employee), Selinés Prosper (volunteer), Enid Santiago (volunteer) and District Conservationist, Zulma García
Mayagüez Soil Conservationist (SC), Esperanza Aviles, in action!
Manuel Matos and Soil Conservation Technician, Yadira Feliciano, clean the shoreline.
José Zamora takes care of large trash items.
Left to right: Zulma García, Enid Santiago, José Zamora, Selinés Prosper, Rosario Zamora (volunteer and Esperanza’s daughter), Yara Ortiz, Manuel Matos, Keila Ortiz and Yadira Feliciano.
Activity closure (left to right): Manuel and Jesús (DRNA), Zulma García, Efraín García, Keila Ortiz, Yara Ortiz (with NRCS sign), Yadira Feliciano, Rosario Zamora and Esperanza Avilés.