In a remarkable initiative to clean the Lebanese coastline, SWIM Lebanon has attracted mindful Lebanese across the country to participate in “The Sea Is Yours” campaign.
Starting from the South, with the participation of professional divers, local communities are joining in, some swimming and snorkeling and some on foot, covering about 5 km a day, cleaning the beaches and the sea.
The SWIM Lebanon association, which stands for Sustainable Waste Intercity Marathon, was founded by a group of nature lovers “who acknowledge that the sea is our most valuable asset, accessible to all.”
They launched this initiative in cooperation with the Lebanese Swimming Federation, kicking off on August 21st from Naqoura to gradually cover the beaches of Tyre, Ghazieh, Sidon, Damour, Al-Jiyeh. Beirut, Jounieh, Oqaibeh, Byblos, Batroun, and Chekka.
It will continue sweeping of the coastline this weekend, covering Anfeh on October 2nd, and continuing to Tripoli on October 3rd, to then achieve the last stage by the end of October: the beach of Akkar.
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