Portugal’s Month of the Sea
Scouts Unite to Clean Portugal’s Beaches and Waterways

The National Body of Scouts (CNE), the Portuguese Association of Girl Guides (AGP) and the Scout Association of Portugal (AEP), with the support of the Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa, celebrated once more the “Month of the Sea” in November through a wave of national action to clean up beaches and waterways throughout the country.


Between November 7th and 29th, 30 groups and companiesinvolving over 3600 volunteers, joined together in a unique movement to carry out 33 clean-up actions.


Through this wave of collective action, more than 35 kilometres of beaches, coast and shores were cleaned, resulting in more than 4.5 tons of garbage being removed from Portugal’s coastline and waterways.


This year, due to the current restrictions, the initiative was more discreet, but still extremely important for the ocean. There were also several groups that adapted to the circumstances, organizing online actions to mark the month in which the National Day of the Sea is celebrated.


In 2019, 105 actions were carried out with the participation of more than 3600 volunteers. More than 16.5 tons of garbage was collected across 108 kilometres.


Learn more about each initiative (2019 and 2020) on the map below and get to know the groups and companies that participated, as well as the results of each of the actions.

  Initiatives 2019  |    Initiatives 2020