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WHAT IS IT
It is a simple code of good practices for the sustainable use and enjoyment of the Bay.
The code is based on three concepts:
RESPECT, PROTECT AND DISTRIBUTE
We trust you and your good will to protect and care for our bay. That is why we propose this code to you, to serve as a guide, because we know that your small individual actions have a great impact when they are assumed by the majority.
This code is open for you and anyone who wants to welcome it and use it as a guide for themselves or as a framework to promote any initiative that results in greater protection and conservation of this magnificent environment such as the Bay of Santander.
Leave a Positive Footprint
Compendium of proposals to Respect, Protect and Enjoy the Bay with knowledge and in a responsible way.
The CODE is intended to be a guide to good practices to ensure that our passage through the Bay LEAVES A POSITIVE FOOTPRINT.
THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE CODE:
1. Schedule in advance.
2. Know the environment : characteristics, weaknesses, degree of protection and possible legal restrictions.
3. Respect: people, animals, plants and the space itself
4. Be ecological: always choose the most sustainable option (for your creams, trips, etc).
5. Do not alter the habitats : do not take elements from the coast, do not go off the enabled routes, etc ...
6. Clean: take trash with you whenever you can
7. Take action with conscience: thinking of everyone's safety.
SHORT VERSION CODE
Respect other people who enjoy the outdoors.
Do not obstruct the work and the traffic of the Bay.
Get informed and get ready to interact in the Bay.
Do not access the coast by unauthorized routes
In your activities, act within the law and with the necessary authorizations
Find out about the protected areas of the Bay
Leave no trace of your visit, take all your garbage
Do not take flora, fauna or minerals.
Don't bring street art to the coast. No graffiti.
Keep your dog under control and remove the stools.
Collaborate with the removal of garbage even if it is not yours.
Avoid using substances that are diluted in water.
It warns of the existence of birds or mammals in danger.
Choose public transport whenever possible.
Plan ahead and make sure the facilities where you are going to go are open.
Check the weather forecasts.
Do not venture into unfamiliar areas that can be dangerous due to currents, cliffs or waves.
Keep the tides in mind.
Follow local advice and signs, and obey social distancing measures