ICTAC OCEAN SUPPORT


CANARY ISLANDS BEACH CLEANUPS

Limpieza de playas en Canarias

2024 Winter Beach Cleanup & SeaLabs Test

Playa de la Estaca / El Hierro

February 2024 – Exact date & time TBD


Snorkel or dive off our sailing vessel Amaral. We will head out by kayak and dinghy to reach remote areas near the public beach.

person swimming under water taking photo of turtle
Photo by Jondave Libiran.

2024 Summer Cleanup

Tazacorte / La Palma

Playa de Puerto / Love Beach Tazacorte

August 10, 2024 – 7 to 9 pm


Public beach cleanup with Ambiente Europeo along the beaches of Puerto de Tazacorte on the volcanic island of La Palma. We provide bags, gloves, buckets. Prizes to win from local shops and businesses!

Thursday, August 10, 2024 – Playa Puerto de Tazacorte from 7 PM to 9 PM

We’ll meet at the L O V E sign by the harbour entrance: GPS

Tazacorte team during plastic sorting activity in the harbour.

Registration until August 8, 2024


2024 Limpieza de verano
Playa de Tazacorte – Isla La Palma

Agosto 10, 2024 – 19:00 a 21.00 hrs

Limpieza de basura en la playa al lado de muelle en el Puerto de Tazacorte. Organizado por Ambiente Europeo.

Premios a ganar:

Viaje en velero en un dia abordo del SY Amaral para 2
Filtro de agua de Dropson
Taller de nudos náuticos con el equipo de SY Amaral.

Punto de encuentra en la puerta del Puerto de Tazacorte por las letras L O V E. GPS

2024 Spring Cleanup Tenerife

Los Cristianos or Las Galletas


May 3, 2024

Beach clean up along the bay around Las Galletas near the popular turtle habitat. We’ll do several dives on off-shore spots where trash accumulated on sand banks and under cliffs and take samples with our SeaLabs. Experienced freedivers welcome.


Registration until May 1, 2024

The coastal stretch around Los Cristianos is the living place for wonderful wildlife such as sea turtles and dolphins. The area is frequently visited by kajak groups and divers. We will do tests with our mobile lab to check water quality, temperature and pH in the turtle habitat since the zone is affected by hotels and resorts releasing waste water into the ocean.

Limpieza de playas a lo largo de la bahía alrededor de Las Galletas, cerca del popular hábitat de las tortugas. Realizaremos varias inmersiones en puntos alejados de la costa donde se acumuló basura en bancos de arena y bajo acantilados y tomaremos muestras con nuestro SeaLab. Se admiten apneístas con experiencia.


Beach clean up along Southern bays around Los Cristianos. We’ll do several dives on off-shore spots where trash accumulated on sand banks and cliffs. Experienced freedivers welcome.

The sandy beaches of Los Cristianos with its harbour and hotels are a popular destination for tourists and offer numerous water sports. Human caused waste washes up in the bays along the coast.

Registration until May 1, 2024. More information on location and meetup will follow by email.

2024 Limpieza de primavera
Tenerife
Los Cristianos

3 de Mayo, 2024

Limpieza de playas del zona sur entre desde Los Cristianos. Haremos varias inmersiones en puntos de la costa donde se acumula la basura en bancos de arena y acantilados.

Las playas de arena de Los Cristianos son un destino popular para los turistas y ofrecen numerosos deportes acuáticos. Los residuos humanos se acumulan en las calas de la costa.

Inscripción hasta el 1 de mayo de 2024. Mas informaciones por correo electronico.


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SAIL with Amaral expedition crew

Support the local Ambiente Europeo team on the Canary Islands and book a sailing trip to help improving the SeaLabs kit and learn how to take samples aboard.

BUY a DROPSON FILTER

Help our hard-working cleanup teams from Ambiente Europeo and buy a waterfilter to reduce plastic bottles. Every filter cleans 300 l tap water from chemical substances, microplastics, bacteria and chlorine. Most commercial water companies use tap water and resell it in labeled plastic bottles. Skip the middlemen and reduce your plastic footprint while supporting local cleanup groups.


ICTAC’s OCEAN SUPPORT HISTORY

Ocean conservation work has been our passion since ICTAC started helping environmental groups with cleanups in British Columbia, Canada, back in 2015. We have been supporters for the Surfrider Foundation and sponsored online events, hosted fundraisers, and chipped in for prizes at public beach cleanups with hundreds of volunteers.
As our EU team is based on the Canary Islands, Spain, we now collaborate with local cleanup groups and organize expeditions by sailboat to remote beaches and coastal stretches for plastic trash recovery. To record the trash collected, we use data sheets based on the standards of Ocean Conservancy and the International Coastal Cleanup™ (ICC) initiative in cooperation the Spain-based organization Ambiente Europeo.

ICTAC co-hosts ocean conservation events and supports citizen science projects such as data driven beach cleanups, coastal expeditions with SeaLabs – mobile kits for sailors in collaboration with Ambiente Europeo.

We also conduct ad-hoc beach cleanups with other organisations on the Canary Islands that are not always being published. Please send us an email and phone number if you are on a holiday or live here permanently. We’ll get in touch and we ad you to our activist’s whatsapp group.



CLEANUPS IN 2022

2022 Summer Cleanup

La Palma

Playa de Tazacorte

July 24 & 25, 2022


Beach cleanup and trash collection around Puerto de Tazacorte on the volcanic island of La Palma with Ambiente Europeo.

Sunday, July 24, 2022 – Playa Puerto de Tazacorte from 6 PM to 9 PM

Sunday, we’ll meet here at the LOVE sign at the harbour entrance: GPS

Monday, July 25, 2022 – Playa de Nueva (also called Playa de Pozo or Mangón) from 10 AM to 2 PM

Monday, we’ll meet here: GPS

Thanks to lots of local sponsors on the brave island of La Palma, we can give away amazing prizes.

Register early to win an action day on board sailing vessel Amaral with overnight stay and other amazing prizes from local sponsors!

Registration for entering the raffle tickets for prizes ends July 24, 2022 at 3 PM.

You can also show up without registering but it’s good for us to know in advance also for sending you more details!

Please bring sports shoes, drinking water, hat, small backpack and umbrella. Do not bring valuables but swimwear bikini to the beach.


Limpieza de verano 2022
La Palma – Tazacorte

24 y 25 de julio de 2022

Limpieza de playas y recogida de basuras en los alrededores del Puerto de Tazacorte en la isla volcánica de La Palma.

Domingo, 24 de julio de 2022 – Playa Puerto de Tazacorte de 18.00 a 21.00

Encontramos aqui: GPS

Lunes, 25 de julio de 2022 – Playa de Pozo (Mangón) de 10.00 a 14.00

Playa de Tazacorte – vamos a limpiar bajo el volcán dormido.

Encontramos aqui: GPS

Apúntate y regístrate para ganar un día gratis a bordo del velero Amaral (o ponte en contacto con nosotros por correo electrónico). También tenemos otros premios interesantes de patrocinados locales. Deja que te sorprendamos.

La inscripción para participar en el sorteo de premios finaliza el 24 de julio de 2022 a las 15:00 hrs. Todavía puedes venir y unirte a nosotros sin registrarte.

Por favor, traiga zapatos deportivos, agua potable y un snack, un sombrero y una pequeña mochila y paraguas y ropa de baño. No traigas objetos de valor.

2022 Fall Cleanup

La Gomera

Playa de La Guancha

September 27, 2022


Dive off coast and beach cleanup at remote natural bay of Playa La Guancha near San Sebastian. Sailing vessel Amaral will be anchored for diving. Haul-out via Dinghy. Overnight stay for 6 crew members.

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La Gomera (Biosphere) is a gem on the Canary archipelago with many secluded pebble beaches that can only be reached by boat for cleanups.

Registration until September 10, 2022


2022 Limpieza de otoño
La Gomera – Playa Santiago

27 de Septiembre de 2022

Inmersión fuera de la costa y limpieza de playas en calas y cuevas naturales remotas. Sólo acceso en barco. El velero Amaral estará anclado para bucear. Salida de la embarcación a través de Dinghy. Pernoctación para 6 miembros de la tripulación.

La Gomera (Biosfera) es una joya en el archipiélago canario con muchas playas solitarias de guijarros a las que sólo se puede llegar en barco para realizar limpiezas.

Inscripción hasta el 10 de septiembre de 2022

2022 Winter Cleanup

La Palma

Playa Nueva / Mangon

December 9, 2022


Beach clean up along the remote beach under the cliffs of Tazacorte pueblo. We’ll tackle fishing ghost nets, broken irrigation pipes, plastic trash accumulated from agricultural waste and beachgoers.

Access by footpath, kayak or dinghy from the port of Tazacorte. Experienced freedivers welcome.

Playa Nueva is situated here: GPS

Thick plastic ghostlines wash ashore and are a big challenge to get off the rocks and sand. We work with drills, radials, sharp knives, pliers, axes. Sadly enough these green plastic polymers are being mistaken as seagrass by birds and fish.

Registration until November 15, 2022

2022 Limpieza de invierno
La Palma
Playa Nueva / Mangon

Deciembre 9, 2022

Acceso por sendero, kayak o embarcación auxiliar desde el puerto de Tazacorte. Se admiten apneístas con experiencia.

Limpieza de playas a lo largo de la remota playa bajo los acantilados de Tazacorte pueblo. Nos ocuparemos de las redes fantasma de pesca, las tuberías de riego rotas, la basura plástica acumulada por los residuos agrícolas y los bañistas.

La playa esta situada aqui: GPS

Inscripción hasta el 15 de noviembre de 2022