Krka National Park is Part of Major International Ecological Project

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 20th of September, 2019, Croatia’s gorgeous Krka National Park and its public institution joined an international volunteer project which puts the environment before everything else.

The cleanup action was held at NP Krka on Friday, September the 20th, 2019 in the area of ​​the settlements of Lozovac, Goriš and Brnjica, near the border of the national park itself, on the left bank of the Krka river.

Employees of the Krka National Park, in cooperation with volunteers from the Association of the Croatian Poetry Branch and the Nature Protection Commission of the Croatian Mountaineering Association, and with the help of the local population, cleared an entire acre of illegal landfill in the surrounding Dalmatian karst. Mostly small and medium-sized items of general household waste, plastic and glass containers, as well as bottles and some construction waste were collected.

The NP Krka cleanup action was a joint daylong action to clean up illegal landfills and marked the largest volunteer eco-project in Croatia, bringing together active citizens and organisations, and is part of a major global action called World Cleanup, which was initially launched over a decade ago, more specifically back in 2008.

The project is based on raising awareness of the importance of responsible waste management for the conservation of our environment, nature and of planet Earth as a whole.

Owing to this international ecological project, millions of people in one hundred and fifty countries across the world have united in the greatest civil action in the history of mankind to cleanse our planet. On September the 21st, volunteers and organisations around the world will continue to collect waste from the planet’s beaches, rivers, forests and streets together.

Things will kick off in a country far from Croatian shores – New Zealand, and will eventually come to an end thirty-six hours later in Hawaii. In this action, millions of people will work together to achieve one goal: a cleaner and healthier planet.

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle page for much more. If you’re interested in official and unofficial initiatives in Croatia that work to help protect the environment, give Total Eco Croatia a follow.


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