Saturday, December 6, 2008

Domes Day

December 6th 2008

(en español)

Surfrider Foundation in collaboration with the Municipio de Rincón, Surf 787, Rincón Surf School, Mar Azul, the Boarding House, and a host of local volunteers came out to landscape, clean, and beautify Playa Domes. The major focus was to clear the overgrowth on the bluff to give room for the beautiful trees to grow and flourish. More than 30 volunteers helped in the effort! Thank you all for your hard work. Playa Domes was shining.

Below are before and after photos.

Below were the sponsers of the event. These are local businesses that work together with Surfrider Foundation Rincón to help maintain the beauty of local Rincón beaches, habitats, and waves.

Here is the pile of trash the volunteers collected around the beach area. We collected tires, engine blocks, bottles full of oil, a copious amount of plastic bottles and straws, cans, beer bottles, personal hygiene products, food wrappers, the list could go on…Thanks to everyone’s effort all of these items were placed in a trash container provided for by the Municipio de Rincón and will be taken to the land fill – a place were debris is meant to be accumulated, not along the beautiful beaches of Rincón.

Below are some photos of volunteers working hard and smiling as they do it. The community of Rincón appreciates all the hard work each and every one of you did. Working together as a community, great things can be accomplished. Today was the perfect example.

Surfrider Foundation Rincón appreciates the Municipality of Rincón for providing the container to place the debris collected in, and for promptly picking it up and disposing of it properly. Surfrider Foundation Rincón would also like to thank all of the sponsors of the event including Carlos and his crew from Boarding House, Bobby from Mar Azul, Roger from Surf 787, the crew from Rincón Surf School and all of the other local volunteers!

Looking forward in January and February we will be doing a series of cleanups at Steps on Saturday January 24th, Marias on Saturday February 7th, and the Black Eagle Marina on February 21st. Posters will soon be posted around town so keep your eyes peeled. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event or volunteering their time, please email us at, or call the SF office at 787-823-2784.

Contact me (Wess Merten) at 401-258-4627 or for more information on helping out in this coral reef restoration and marine debris removal effort.

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