Newsletter No. 247 , September 2022 ~ Grupo Ecológico
Hola Volunteers and Supporters ~
TOur number-one priority aside from saving turtles and is also renting our three apartments, they’re utilities are paid, have fiber optic cable, quiet, comfortable, and affordable. They available between November through April. 100% of the profits from these apartments support our marine turtle program.
To date we have recorded over 1,000 nests, 477 placed in the box nursery, 485 were relocated and .032% taken by poaches. Despite heavy rain at times, the lack of volunteer help and blocked entrances onto the beach we succeeded. To date we had released over 16,296 hatchlings, only the beginning.
September volunteers: Juan Flores and family, Karen Sorum and Hallie Loveridge, Jessica Hiller, Cristian Garcia, Montserrat Iniesta, Quetzalli Balderas, Stacey Hunter, and Amy Emerson. We would like to thank Hallie Loveridge for her many years of supporting and protection of the marine turtle, her last night with us was September the 20th, we will miss her.
I was happy to have my two of my grandkids, Louie and Louies, and daughter Wendy and Son Mike here visiting over parts of August and September.
In late September the Can-Am received it annul maintenance checkup. While the dune buggy is in excellent condition by some miracle.
Because of numerous complaints about our CRV on the beach I was forced to place the CRV within our 2022 nursery permit. I stated that it was needed in an emergency such as the buggy or Can-Am needing to be pulled off the beach, or a dead battery or if someone was injured. Unlike a bad storm it would cause zero damage to the beach environment as it follow in the same tire tracks made by the dune buggy and Can-Am a hundred times over.
We are very grateful for the help of our donors, Jennifer Nelsen, Brian Culligan, Rush Strong, Shirai Margolin, Allison Rodriguez, Rickey Burke and Susan Stephens, Ana Casia, Sara Finnegan-Doyon and Jennifer Nelsen. Without your donations our work would be nearly impossible. Go to our website and visit Contribute and Our Paypal site. The aftermath of the pandemic, with today’s inflation problem has hurt, especially the replacement of the dune buggy motor and having to hire help to collect nests have all drained us financially, help us if you can.
Weather-wise: Temperatures during the day were in the mid 80’s°, while nighttime temps were in the mid io high 70s°, cloudy warm days but unusually cold nights. 13.39 inches of rain in September, and for the year, rainfall came to 32.03 inches.
Town and country-wise: Most of the sand in front of town or the Malecón has been washed away by hurricane Madeline. Unlike most storms that wash the sand out to seas, it would normally returns within days, this time the sand is not returned yet leaving the front of town without a beach. The north end of the beach is heavily covered with tons of floating driftwood. The question is, will hurricane Orlene destroy what is left of our beach on the 2nd.
Except for two very brief flashfloods the river remained bone dry until September 7th. The lagoon was forced opened to the sea on the night of August 16th. Regular gasoline is around 4.41 dollars per gallon. The exchange rate is around 19.5 pesos per dollar.
Frank Smith, Director.
Elvia Garcia, Secretary
Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde, A.C.
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