‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Kukes’ On 3rd October 2016 was the start of the 9 days campaign in Kukes ‘Let’s clean Drini River which join us in Kukes’ from Përroi të Shejës, to the canion, to the point of the meeting with Drini i Zi and to be continued till to the slough. The open ceremony was done at the bridge near the entrance
of Bushati village part of the administrative unit Bicaj, Kukes. In the open ceremony were present representative of Cressida Project, representative of Kukes Municipalities, the Head of Administrative Unit Bicaj, the Director of the regional Albanian Protected, the headman of Bushati village, representative of civil society in Kukes, innhabitants of Bushati village, pupils of Bushat school. Representatives from civil society in Kukes were like DMO Kukes, Ekologet, Alpinistet, and Youth Centre for volountarism progress etc. Kukes was choosen to start the campaign, because it is the city where White Drin and Black Drin join together and where urban wastes are joined being thrown by the residents along two lakes.
During this week, we organised several with the innhabitnas, debate, discussion in their territory, about the pollution, the waste etc. They said that is very important not only the municipality to take care about the waste, and the pollution but also the habitants should take care about their territory and community.
‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Gjakova’ After Kukes, the campaign continued in the Municipality of Gjakova. On Saturday, October 8th, at 11:00 am, began Cleaning of the River Krena from Islam Beg Bridge to Bridge Talic. To this campaign were joined Municipal Assembly- Gjakova. KRM Çabrati and the Youth Gjakova Centre with thirty young volunteers. The area of the river was filled with a lot of waste, cleaning it, was transformed good area for walking. This action was helping as a model for tellin to the inhabitants to not throw the urban waste in the river, but in the waste bins and get more careful about the environment pollution. Although the raining days, the workers were ready to get involved and contribute to this cross border campaign which was getting organized at the same time in four communes in AL and KS.
‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Istog’ & ‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Diber’ It was held simultaneously the cleaning campaign in ISTOG and Diber. Istog cleaning action was near Istog
River. The campaign was supported by Istog municipality through the Service Sector. The cleaning action was held at the bridge in the village of Zac which it means 17 km away from the source. The actors who participated in the cleaning action were the head of the environmen department, Mrs. Elfete Blakaj, ten young activists, as well as participants from Environment NGO. Sector of Services offered the service for garbage trucks. In addition to this action, were planted in the ground tables with slogans on environmental protection and water, as a rare asset of our territory. Although the raining days, the volunteers got ready to be involved and contribute to this cross border campaign which was getting organized at the same time in four communes in AL and KS.