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Manos del Mar: Beach Clean-Up

Organized by: Manos del Mar Nikki and Kyle

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Thank you!
January 12, 2017

On January 4th, we transported approximately 60 volunteers from the community of Nuqui to San Pichi and successfully completed our first beach See More

THE STORY:

Hello friends, family, and other awesome individuals! As you all know, we, Kyle and Nikki, are extremely enthusiastic about this beautiful country Colombia that we live in. We are fortunate enough to have travelled to large cities and small pueblos throughout the country, but none of them have touched us quite like the Pacific Coast of Colombia. Why you ask? Colombia’s Pacific Coast, one of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, is a remote paradise where the jungle meets the ocean- just take a look at our photos and you will see for yourself.

However, when you take a closer look, you will see the shocking amount of plastic debris and crocs (yes, the shoes) that line the uninhabited shores of San Pichi - contaminating one of the largest fish populations in Colombia and destroying natural habitats of the nesting sea turtles.

Recently, we were hoping to find turtle nests while visiting San Pichi, but instead found turtle tracks that lead back to the ocean due to the amount of debris which prevented the turtles from nesting. We have spent time in Nuqui, the closest city to San Pichi, and are now working with the community to educate and complete multiple beach clean-up projects beginning in December to protect paradise before the next turtle nesting season begins. San Pichi is only accessible by boat which makes it nearly impossible for the local community to regularly visit and preserve their beaches.

This specific project will not only protect the turtles nesting habitat but will also provide environmental education, promote sustainable tourism, and create future job opportunities in Nuqui.

This is how you can help:

  • Donate to our cause because you’re amazing 
  • Por favor, reduce the amount of single use plastic you use 
  • And please, don’t buy Crocs ;)

Here is how your generous donations will be used for each beach clean-up:

  • Roundtrip boat transportation and fuel for the Nuqui volunteers to the beaches of San Pichi which is 2 hours north of Nuqui (approximately 50 people) 
  • Lunch and snacks for the volunteers
  • Transportation of the collected debris to Nuqui

Learn more about Chocó, Colombia’s Pacific Paradise: http://www.colombia.travel/en/where-to-go/pacific/choco#ctsections

La Costa del Pacífico Colombiano es una de las regiones más biodiversas en este planeta y nuestro objetivo es mantenerlo así. Recientemente, fuimos a San Pichi, una playa a dos horas al norte de Nuqui con la esperanza de encontrar nidos de tortuga. A cambio de esto, encontramos huellas en dirección hacia el océano, que indican que las tortugas retroceden su marcha de anidamiento, debido a la alta cantidad de desperdicios en la playa.  Hemos estado algún tiempo en nuqui, la ciudad más cercana a San Pichi, es por eso que en este momento estamos trabajando con la comunidad con el objetivo de realizar un trabajo pedagógico ambiental y completar varios proyectos de limpieza de la playa, con el fin de preservar y conservar este paraíso antes de que comience la siguiente temporada de anidamiento de tortugas. San Pichi es sólo accesible por barco, lo que hace casi imposible  el acceso regular de la comunidad local para realizar las campañas de preservación de sus playas.

Este proyecto específico no solo será con el objetivo de proteger el hábitat de anidamiento de tortugas, sino también proporcionar educación ambiental, promover el turismo sostenible y crear oportunidades de empleo futuras en Nuqui.

De esta forma es cómo usted puede ayudar:

  • Donar a nuestra causa porque eres increíble.
  • Reducir la cantidad de plástico que utilice de ahora en adelante.
  • Y asegúrese de que su crocs no terminen en el mar

Así es cómo se utilizarán sus donaciones generosas para cada jornada de limpieza en la playa:

  • Barco de ida y vuelta de transporte y gasolina para los voluntarios de Nuquí a las playas de San Pichi, que es de 2 horas al norte de Nuquí (aproximadamente 50 personas)
  • Almuerzo y refrigerios para los voluntarios
  • Transporte de la basura recogida a Nuqui

$2,650

 

76% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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  • Jana Jensen

    $250

  • Daniel

    $25

  • Sue Broadway

    $25

  • Helen

    $250

  • Martypants

     

  • Kim & Greg Moore

    $50

  • The Painters

    $25

  • Laura Conley

    $25

  • Andrea Slinde

    $25

  • Juan Mora

     

  • Heather McDade-Beimforde

    $25

  • Claudia Chavarro

     

  • David Mansavage

     

  • David Williams

    $25

  • Chris Wyngard

    $35

  • Beej

    $50

  • Josh P.

    $50

  • lorenzo

    $25

  • Jamie

    $100

  • Michelle

    $50

  • Pablo arroyave

    $10

  • Randall Zander

    $25

  • Mike Ryan

    $250

  • Karl Beers

     

  • Matt Hack

    $100

  • Claire Beers

     

  • The Lombos

    $100

  • Devin

     

  • laima lulu jack

    $25

  • Barbara and Kevin Harahan

    $100

  • Claire Williams

    $25

  • Meghan Harahan

    $50

  • Joe and Crystal

    $50

  • pops

    $50

  • Carol Tunney

     

  • Chris

     

  • Megan Van Roekel

    $15

  • Stephanie James

     

  • Bill y Sue W-P

    $50

  • Brooke

    $25

  • Kevin Hodges

    $25

  • MJ

    $40

  • Kara Gucciardo

     

  • Paul Zweifel

    $25

  • Maiya and Sammy

    $100

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Donor Comments

Maiya and Sammy

Maiya and Sammy

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Paul Zweifel

Paul Zweifel

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kara Gucciardo

Kara Gucciardo

So proud of you ladies for making a difference in the world! Keep inspiring those around you. I love you lots ð 1 year ago

MJ

MJ

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Kevin Hodges

Kevin Hodges

DONATION: $25

This is great 1 year ago

Brooke

Brooke

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Bill y Sue W-P

Bill y Sue W-P

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Stephanie James

Stephanie James

Stephanie 1 year ago

Megan Van Roekel

Megan Van Roekel

DONATION: $15

I love that you're still in Latin America and that you are caring for the land as if it were your own!! 1 year ago

Chris

Chris

Nice work! You are amazing! 1 year ago

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