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Sanur to hold mangrove cleanup campaign

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, October 25 2010   /  10:13 am

“Save mangrove forests from being choked to death by floating plastic garbage,” a message read on a pamphlet circulated by Ecosanur, a community-based environmental organization in Sanur.

The group will hold a cleanup operation open to volunteers on Oct. 31, in the area around Pura Pengembak in Sanur.

The “Sanur Community Cleanup Day” is expected to involve hundreds of participants concerned about environmental degradation in Sanur and its surrounding areas, the event’s field coordinator Wayan Danes said Sunday.

“We have already registered around 150 participants from various groups, including Japan Club, Rotary Club, Bali Fokus Foundation and a bike community. We still need more volunteers,” he told The Jakarta Post.

“The more the better, because it will enable us to clean more areas around the temple. Students, hotels and local residents are...