Gran Canaria cleans up trails after fire

Organizers of the marathon and world cup on Gran Canaria Island report that several forest fires have been overcome. Team and other locals are working to clean up the damage.

"First of all, we will form a group of volunteers that works in close collaboration with the forest and environmental authorities to clean up our forests," explained marathon organiser Petra Wonisch. The "Ciclistas Solidarias" group consists mainly of friends and participants of the Open Gran Canaria mountain bike marathon. "Of course, anyone who wants to help is welcome. Our activity will start in September when all necessary actions have been thoroughly coordinated."

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