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February 16, 2012by Lillian Sonnenberg
Posted In: The Creation of a Culture, Voices of Kalu Yala
San Miguel is blessed with a beautiful landscape, the Pacora River, a dominant feature of the town. This picturesque river regularly attracts both locals and visitors from the city and in turn, trash is often struin along banks.
Although the river is littered with trash, much of the community wants to make a change. They understand the negative impact both visually and environmentally, so we gave them the extra push and organized a River Clean-up Day. We hung posters and rallied the kids and adults to come together as a unified community. Several interns came in from the city and the valley to support San Miguel and about forty kids and adults from the comunity showed up to participate! Armed with gloves and trash bags we started filling up bags faster than we could give out new ones. I was impressed by how many kids showed up and how dedicated they were to filling their bags. It was a fun and productive day that brought Kalu Yala and the people of San Miguel together in perfect harmony.
After collecting and sorting the trash everyone came to Casa Llena for tacos and lemonade, a great end to a beautiful day.