The Luberon Regional Natural Park is organizing a Calavon-Coulon cleaning day

The Luberon Regional Natural Park is organizing a Calavon-Coulon cleaning day
The Luberon Regional Natural Park is organizing a Calavon-Coulon cleaning day

On Friday May 24, 2024, the Luberon Regional Natural Park and its partners are organizing a new cleaning day on the banks of the Calavon-Coulon river in Bonnieux. The objective with this waste management awareness day will be to collect as much plastic waste as possible accumulated in the water following excessive flooding.

The Luberon Regional Natural Park continues its ecological commitment in order to limit environmental, social and economic damage in the PACA region. After having organized several cleaning operations on the Calavon-Coulon bed as part of the “Objective of zero plastic waste in the Luberon” system set up in 2023 via volunteer projects which had made it possible to collect more than 2.5 tonnes of waste.

In addition, larger-scale mechanical interventions made it possible in April 2024 to extract nearly 75 tonnes of agricultural plastics from the banks of the river. These cleaning operations were organized with the support of the South Region, in the framework of the call for projects “Together for a nature with zero plastic waste”.

In this year 2024, the Park, accompanied by its many partners, is reissuing the initiative on Friday May 24, from 9:30 a.m. with a day which will be devoted to the collection of plastic waste on the Calavon-Coulon river in Bonnieux, in the sector of Julien Bridge. The Luberon Regional Natural Park team is therefore counting on an increased presence of volunteers to come and fight against this environmental problem.

Why carry out this cleaning operation on the Calavon-Coulon river?

With the successive floods of the Calavon-Coulon, a lot of waste lines the watercourse, including plastics from old deposits stored on the banks brought to light by the river. This plastic pollution mainly concerns the line between Pont Julien and La Bégude in the sectors of Bonnieux, Roussillon and Goult.

This plastic pollution has environmental, social and economic impacts: animal species die, are injured or develop diseases by ingesting them, soil and water are contaminated by microplastics resulting from their degradation with significant health toxicity recognized. human. It is therefore more than necessary to increase actions to limit the multiple consequences on the territorial environment of the Luberon.

Practical information: “Calavon-Coulon cleaning day”. Friday May 24, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. Meet at a place called “La Pérussière”. 130 chemin Romieu 84480 Bonnieux.

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