Volunteers with tools participate in a clean-up event outdoors near a rocky terrain

“Cancún’s Urban Cenote Gets a Makeover – Residents Unite for Clean-Up Day!”

In an effort to protect the environment and biodiversity in Cancún, city officials recently organized a clean-up day at an urban cenote in the city's Supermanzana 100 neighborhood. The event was part of Cancun's Fresh Water Wetlands Sanitation and Social Integration Program.

The Acting Head of the Municipal Presidency, Pablo Gutiérrez Fernández, praised the commitment of the city's youth to such initiatives. He noted that this was the 12th such intervention this year, with previous efforts resulting in the collection of approximately five tons of garbage. He also called on all citizens to contribute to the clean-up and preservation of these vital water bodies, in order to protect the local flora and fauna.

In addition to the clean-up efforts, city officials and residents also participated in an environmental education activity at Kabah Ecological Park to mark World Environment Day.

Tania Fernández Moreno, the Director of Municipal Ecology, emphasized the importance of raising awareness among the public about the need to protect natural resources, particularly water bodies. She pointed out that these bodies of water are the most vital resources as they hold water, which is essential for life.

During the clean-up, volunteers, including municipal public servants and students from Kukulcán College, removed various types of waste from the cenote, known locally as "Cenote Region 100 Park." This included plastic bags, PET bottles, junk, and glass containers. The cenote is regularly cleaned as part of an annual program.

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This initiative aligns with four of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for the 2023 Agenda.