The Civil Protection unit in Nerja, in collaboration with the Deparment of Environment and the Cleaning Services have planned a second ‘clean-up’ day along the rio Chillar to Los Cahorros which will take place on September 30th.
Residents near the mouth of the (currently dried-up) rio Chillar near El Chucho and El Playazo beaches have once again been complaining about the discharge of raw sewage in the area.
With the riverbed completely dry, now would be an ideal time for an authority seemingly obsessed with ‘image’ to clean up the area. I walked down the centre of the river yesterday and there is not only the usual masses of bags, bottles and other debris but also a tremendous amount of broken glass. It would also provide a bit …
The Provincial Environment Delegation has obviously not yet heeded the Council request for a barrier to be placed by the large eucalyptus tree at the entrance to Los Cahorros and the old quarry to prevent entry by vehicles and unauthorised parking.
The water level in the urban stretch of the rio Chillar is slightly on the low side at the moment. The area at the mouth of the river at El Playazo beach is even lower. At this rate the lower stretch is going to completely dry out. Still a bit of water in the upper stretch, though.
A 17 year old youth had to be rescued after suffering an injury while hiking along the rio Chillar at Salto Grande.
Once you get past Parque Verano Azul there are few places to cross the rio Chillar without getting your feet wet. The one ‘proper’ footbridge, near the Verano Azul bus depot, is now a shadow of its former self and downright dangerous.
The rio Chillar walkway from El Playazo beach to Puente Nuevo has become a really nice area to wander, jog, take your dog for a walk, or even your horse, particularly since the animal and plant life has developed and the river is flowing all year round.
A glorious Saturday after the heavy winds of the past week and there were quite a few on the beaches, and the odd one on horseback. One man took his nag down to the river for a good paddle, while another horse enjoyed a stroll along the Rio Chillar walkway.