Sunday, January 10, 2010

Five Months of Restoration at Playa Marias

Below is a movie created and edited by a chapter volunteer Tsunami Ortiz. The photos and video used in the movie were taken at each of the events. The first event was on August 24th when a dedicated group of volunteers installed 4 of 12 new trash barrels at Playa Marias. The next event was on September 18th, 2009, when a large group of volunteers cleaned the beach and cut down weeds in collaboration with Scuba Dogs. The third event was a shrub/tree planting event on October 24th which amounted in the development of 3 planting beds where over 75 shrubs were planted. A week later the chapter paid for the parking lot to be fixed; $600 dollars went towards fixing the upper and lower portion of the lot using 'tosque.' The last two events were maintenance days on November 11th, and December 19th, 2009. After five months and 7 events the parking lot and coastal area at Playa Marias is looking very sharp. Watch the movie below to see all the dedicated volunteers who helped make it possible.

The next event at Playa Marias is on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010. The event will begin at 8:00 am and go until 12:00 pm. At this event we will be fixing the stakes and string around the beds, watering the plants, pulling weeds, mulching, and cleaning the beach. For more information feel free to email us at Come help make a difference!