Talcahuano IFOP Scientific Observers, together with Environmental and Social Recovery Program (PRAS) participated in Black Beach cleaning organized by DIRECTEMAR Colonel.
Children arrived from Coronel schools, along with volunteers from local institutions in order to collect garbage and debris that could be found on Playa Negra shores.
Coronel beach cleaning program is applied to all the commune beaches (Escuadrón Beach, Maule Beach, Schwager Beach and Coronel Bay) in order to conserve the local coastal territory and raise awareness in neighbors and tourists who visit these or other coasts in the country.
Playa Negra has a historical and natural value, since despite not being close to an area with the presence of volcanoes. This has black sands. Why? The explanation is that for thousands of years Biobío River has transported volcanic sands (basaltic sediments) for more than 300 kilometers long, from the Andes Mountains, where this river is born in the lakes Icalma and Galletué, in the middle of an extensive cordon of volcanoes.