Protect Your Beach Project is run by volunteers, supporters and TÜRÇEV officials. Every year, it is carried out on different beaches during different periods. It includes various activities and aims to prevent beach and sea pollution, draw attention to pollution and emphasize that it is caused by beach visitors.
During the project, an information booth is placed at a visible part of the beach and provides information to domestic/foreign tourists and local people. Cleanliness of the beach is measured at different hours of the day.
Project supervisors conduct surveys among beach visitors, check their knowledge in this regard, provide information by handing-out brochures and making one-to-one conversations, thus raise awareness.
In addition to these, during the project a different activity is carried out every day to draw attention to environmental issues.
- Distributing informative brochures
- Daily measurements for beach cleanliness
- Preparing an information panel
- 2-hours activity for collecting and displaying cigarette butts
- Beach cleaning activity in two minutes
- Seabed cleaning activity
- Classification activity for garbage collected at beach and sea
- Making an environmental presentation video to children
- Red-green banner game and Blue Flag criteria memory game for children
Since 2010, Protect Your Beach Project has been carried out at the following beaches:
In 2010, with Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and Beach Park Beach Facilities
In 2011, with the support of Alanya Municipality, ALTSO and local hotels under the coordination of ALÇED (Alanya Environmental Education and Blue Flag Association)
In 2012, on Ören Public Beach, with the support of the local Blue Flag awarded hotels under the coordination of Burhaniye Municipality
In 2013, on Didim Altinkum Beach, hosted by Didim Municipality and
on Akyaka Public Beach with the cooperation of Akyaka Municipality
In 2014, on Foça-Karakum Beach, hosted by Foça Municipality
In 2015, on SARÇED Beach with the cooperation of Muğla Metropolitan Municipality and Sarıgerme Environmental Education Association
on Belek Public Beach with the cooperation of BETÜYAB and Serik Municipality (Antalya)
In 2017, on Uzunkum Beach hosted by Şile Municipality
In 2018, on Damlataş Public Beach hosted by Alanya Municipality
If you are interested in this project, please contact our Foundation.