Newsletter No. 254, April 2023 ~ Grupo Ecológico
Hola Volunteers and Supporters ~
Searching for a unique Mother’s Day Gift? Looking for a way to help our nesting sea turtles but can’t volunteer? We are excited to announce the launch of our Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program! For $75.00 USD, you can symbolically adopt a San Pancho turtle nest, supporting 31 years of sea turtle conservation. Your generous donation will help us fund the operational and research costs of our greenhouse box nursery, beach patrols, and educational materials for our expanding outreach program.
Included in your nest adoption:
- A printable personalized adoption certificate will be sent to you (via email)
- A follow-up email when your nest has hatched, a photo of your personalized sea turtle badge with individual/family/business name, which was attached to your sea turtle nest for the duration of nest incubation (typically 45 days), and nest evaluation data
- Satisfaction of helping us save San Pancho's marine turtles
Please note: The use of the greenhouse nursery will begin around mid-July. Nest adoptions made before then will be placed with their nests on a first-come, first-served basis, at this time, and nest badges will be placed at this time. Nest evaluation data will not be received until the end of August at the earliest (depending on the nest's hatch date). Please note we o not know exactly when any nest will hatch, so cannot provide any information on the nest's progress unit after the actually emerge.
Your printable adoption certificate will be sent to you by email, within a week of your order. The certificates are not automatically generated and do not go out instantly. If you need one sooner for a gift, let us know by calling/texting/WhatsApp +1 (262) 497-6671 or by emailing MarkJoy.Jessica@gmail.com. You may print and give the certificate as a gift at any time. We will email the certificate to the person adopting the nest at the email provided. You may then print it or forward it to the recipient of your choice.
If you check to dedicate the nest in honor of/in memory of a person or company, that person/company will be the name listed on the adoption certificate.
Sometime between now and before of the summer rains, the box nursery must undergo major maintenance including the replacing of termite damage lumber, painting, covering the entire nursery with new plastic and repairing all the nests boxes. It’s not an easy task but never-the-less these repairs are required about every four or five years. It’s expensive, but absolutely necessary. All other equipment and supplies are in place and ready to go.
At this point in time, we have only four safe paths onto the beach, two can be used by the buggy, all four by the Can-Am, and only one can be used by the CRV in the case of an emergency. The alley on the north side of Las Olas will hopefully be repaired soon.
During my first twelve years in San Pancho the river flowed the year around. It may have been because of heavy rains, but why is it dry for most of the year now, a mystery? I found a must-see video on how water is stored, and used by a community later. How to save a failing Aquifer We’ve caused our own water shortage by clearing our property, our mountains and hills sides of vegetation, this practice well only dry-up our aquifer!
April volunteers: Jessica Hiller, Steve Raschke and Daniele, Elvia Garcia, Taylor Kimbell, Karen Sorum and Hallie Loveridge, and Nick Sanders. If interested, join us go to our Volunteer application page, and please spread the word about our volunteering opportunity.
Weather-wise: April temperatures during the days were in the high 70’° to very low 80°, while nighttime temps were in the mid 60° to low 70°. Over the past four months we received .02 inches of rain. Its Spring and the largest trees along the river on highway 200 are turning out millions of green leaves in anticipation of the coming rains. While East-side of México is being hammered with heavy rain and thunderstorms.
We are extremely appreciative to have received donations from: Susan Stephens and Jennifer Nelsen. Donations make up most of our funding. Without your help our work would be difficult. Our financial reserves are still far below normal due to this season's increase in our cost of leasing the apartments, our purchase of the Can-Am 4x4, and because we are still trying to recover our finances from the significant loss in donations during the pandemic. Please help if you can by contributing at our PayPal site.
Frank Smith, Director.
Elvia Garcia, Secretary
Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde, A.C.
Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website is: http://www.project-tortuga.org
Adopt a Nest: https://www.project-tortuga.org/adopt-a-nest.html
For new Volunteers https://www.project-tortuga.org/handbook.html
Tel. 311 258 4100
Come Visit our Turtle Nursery!
Call in advance so we can prepare for your visit!
Please Note that we work at Night so Morning Calls May be Missed.
Grupo Ecologico de la Costa Verde
102 America Latina,
San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico