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Businesses and Individuals Unite to Keep Bay Clean
email this pageprint this pageemail usBecci Burchett - peacemexico.org
July 13, 2010



PEACE continues with their weekly clean-ups in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay area. To be a part of the effort, please contact Nicole Majewski by email at nicole(at)peacemexico.org.
Due to heavy rains, washed out ditches, over growth and mud slides, the highway clean-up scheduled to take place on Carretera del Sur from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Juntas y Los Veranos on Saturday, July 31st has been postponed until further notice. More details to follow, so stay tuned...

Three of Puerto Vallarta’s most well-known companies; Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Canopy Las Juntas y Los Veranos and Vallarta Adventures, are teaming up to remove garbage from a well-traveled highway to beautify the area, improve environmental conditions and boost tourism in a one-day volunteer driven event.

Soon after the companies contacted PEACE, a local non-profit, to facilitate the project, OXXO volunteered to join in the effort and will be sending out volunteers for the highway clean-up project.

Community Pride, one of four main programs at PEACE, demonstrates the importance of protecting the environment through recycling, composting, organic farming and green business projects and also conducts community beautification events such as recycled parks and river cleanups.

"The garbage on the highway is ruining what should be a trip to a tropical paradise," says Robert Price, Founder and Curator of the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Price initiated the highway clean-up project and intends to create a long-term plan in order to keep the south-bound highway clean and welcoming.

Volunteers will be picking up trash on Carretera del Sur from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Juntas y Los Veranos on Saturday July 31st. They will meet at 10 am at the entrance to Boca de Tomatlan, next to the bus stop.

"I’m hoping to get fifty volunteers from different organizations in order to clean as much as we can," said Nicole Majewski, Volunteer and Event Coordinator at PEACE. "We can’t have enough hands!"

Other cleanups scheduled throughout the Bay:

• Saturday, July 17 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

• Saturday, July 17 - Bucerías Playa (to the north) – 10 am – Plaza de Bucerías

• Saturday, July 24 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

• Saturday, July 24 - Bucerías Playa (to the south) – 10 am – Plaza de Bucerías

• Wednesday, July 28 - Playa de Punta de Mita – 10 am – Casa Campesina

Due to heavy rains, washed out ditches, over growth and mud slides, the highway clean-up scheduled to take place on Carretera del Sur from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Juntas y Los Veranos on Saturday, July 31st has been postponed until further notice. More details to follow, so stay tuned...

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• Sunday, August 1 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

• Wednesday, August 4 - Punta de Mita, Corral del Risco – 10 am – Casa Campesina

• Saturday, August 7 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

• Saturday, August 7 - La Cruz Playa – 10 am – Marina La Cruz

• Wednesday, August 11 - Punta de Mita, Emiliano Zapata – 10 am – Casa Campesina

• Saturday, August 14 – Arroyo de Bucerías – 10am – Plaza de Bucerías

• Monday, August 16 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

• Saturday, August 21 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

• Saturday, August 28 - Playa Punta de Mita – 10 am – Tienda PEACE Anclote

• Sunday, August 29 - Rio Cuale River Clean-up - 9 am - Malecón bridge in front of Oscar's Restaurant

Please contact Nicole Majewski at nicole(at)peacemexico.org if you are interested in volunteering.
PEACE: Protection, Education, Animals, Culture and Environment, is a nonprofit organization established in 2005, made of four main programs which focus on education, entrepreneurship, animal well-being, and community engagement in the coastal regions of Nayarit, Jalisco and Quintana Roo, Mexico. Through innovative and community based programs, PEACE is working to improve the quality of life in local communities throughout the Bahía de Banderas. For more information, please visit PeaceMexico.org or click HERE to read more about PEACE



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