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Save the Macal River campaign launched

Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019. 10:32 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Residents of San Ignacio, Santa Elena and surrounding communities have joined forces to launch the ‘Save the Macal River’ campaign.

A meeting was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the San Ignacio and Santa Elena town hall.

An awareness drive is planned for September 7, 2019 to explain to residents the on going issue affecting the river.

Presentations will also be done at the river bank by other environmental groups to educate members and members will educate the schools and residents.

The group also planned a Coastal River Clean Up, which will be a national initiative. Date will be announced soon.

It will include a river clean up campaign along the Macal and Mopan rivers.

An alliance with villages and different environmental groups as well as the people of San Ignacio and Santa Elena will be made to undertake this initiative.

Resorts, tour operators and anyone else that can help with canoes, life jackets, paddles, trash bags, transportation or any way of helping will be appreciated.

This event will mark the first big activity and will mark the seriousness of the Save The Macal River Campaign!


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