Protect the Reef March and Fundraiser

Saturday, March 21, 2009

With all the excitement in finding out I am going to San Francisco for the Lonely Planet Blog Awards party - I was planning on taking a well earned weekend off but that was short lived. Got to talking to Jeannie on the coconut phone this morning and she reminded me about the big march today in support of protecting the mangroves and keeping the wildlife safe instead of developing the heck out of natural areas that are more beneficial left untouched.

I hitched a ride to town with Jeannie got to say a quick hi bye to TQ and Keli at tropic and then headed to Hol Chan office to meet Jeannie for the parade. Since we were in Jeannie's cart we got to do the ADD version of the parade - watched it take off - took a short cut to catch the front view coming down middle street - joined the tail end again for a few min before taking a side street towards the part to catch the grand finally at the park.

Just spoke to TQ seems like the march breakers have taken over the planet and all the available seats - she doing a boomerang back to San Pedro.

Below is a bit more on what the day was about courtesy of an email sent from Denise Lee (changed wording slightly as it is a done deal)

I highly encourage anyone who is looking for a good cause to help out on the island (even if you do not live here) to explore this option.

Today was the ACCSD march and fundraiser to promote awareness for the
need to protect our reef and promote sustainable development on
Ambergris Caye.

Parade Route: Started at the Hol Chan Office, down middle and finished at Central Park

Following the parade was a fundraiser at the central park.

Among items up for auction were Island Ferry for the Gold Pass for the Auction for unlimited travel on the island ferry for a whole month, T-shirts, Bumper stickers, Children’s art work. Food and drinks were also sold to raise money.

All funds raised will be used to promote awareness through TV, Radio,
and Newspaper ads.

REMEMBER: “Fish do grow on trees in San Pedro”
For more information please contact Kirah at Hol Chan 226-2247 or Rebecca at Seaduced 226-2254

Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development.
Embracing development that "meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice coverage Taco! Good to see you there. Colette

tacogirl said...

Good to see you there too.