Elafonisos Eco proudly participated in the Wetland Cleanup Event organized by Save Your Hood and The Thing About Greece, with Katerina Kokkinaki our Green Marketing & Project Manager representing our team as a volunteer. We joined hands with fellow environmental enthusiasts to clean up wetlands demonstrating our commitment to preserving natural ecosystems.

The Wetland Cleanup Event, held in the scenic wetlands of Evia, saw an enthusiastic gathering of volunteers from various backgrounds and organizations, all united by a shared goal: to make a tangible impact on environmental preservation. Armed with determination and eco friendly equipment, the team embarked on a mission to rid the wetlands of pollution and restore them to their natural splendor.

Vassilis Sfakianopoulos, Founder of Save your Hood & Katerina Kokkinaki Green Marketing & Project Manager Elafonisos Eco

The results of our collective efforts were truly inspiring. Across four wetland sites, including Oropos Wetland, Asopos Estuary, Faros Avlidas Wetland, and Psachna Wetland (also known as Kolovrechtis), a staggering amount of waste—34,700 liters in total—was collected. This significant cleanup effort not only removed harmful debris from these vital ecosystems but also highlighted the importance of ongoing conservation initiatives.

Beyond the numbers, the cleanup event was a testament to the power of community and collaboration. Despite the challenging task at hand, all the volunteers worked tirelessly, driven by a shared passion for environmental stewardship.

We extend our sincere thanks to Vassilis Sfakianopoulos, the founder of Save Your Hood, for his invitation and dedication to environmental activism. We also commend all the initiatives led by Save Your Hood and TTAG, which are instrumental in raising awareness and fostering eco-consciousness.

At Elafonisos Eco, we recognize the significance of wetland preservation. In our own backyard, the Strongyli (Round) Lagoon stands as a vital wetland ecosystem behind the beach of Pounta and the sunken city of Pavlopetri. As part of the NATURA network, this lagoon serves as a refuge for rare migratory bird species.

As we reflect on our participation in the Wetland Cleanup Event, we are reminded of the importance of protecting and preserving our local wetlands, including the Strongyli Lagoon. Together, let us continue our efforts to keep our wetlands clean and safeguard the biodiversity they support.

Join us in our mission to create a cleaner, greener future for all.

Photography credits: Vassilis Sfakianopoulos

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