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The group of over 15 kids embraced the clean up, Ambergris Property also gave a helping hand.

The group of over 15 kids embraced the clean up, Ambergris Property also gave a helping hand.

Project AWARE, a program geared at having  school children volunteer their time to keep the beaches of san pedro clean, with one clean up campaign at a time was kicked off on Saturday, October 17th. Over 15 kids, the media (SPSUN) and a real estate representative at Ambergris Property were in full force to kick off the campaign. There are a total of 5 AWARE Kids Missions: Kids Clean Up!, Recycling Rocks! Kids to the Rescue! (Threatened Underwater Animals), Way Cool Water Conservation! and Speak Out! each to be conducted on a Saturday.

White Sands Dive Shops AWARE Kids program is conducted in conjunction with The Project AWARE Foundation’s Go ECO – Explore, Conserve, Observe. The campaign adopted a mile of Ambergris Cayes beach. The mile of beach begins at Las Terrazas/Journeys End Resort and extends Northward to Mata Grande.

White Sands Dive Shop Manager Emiliano Rivero commented.” The Beach will be patrolled and cleaned regularly of plastics and glass with an emphasis placed on not disturbing naturally occurring beach wash such as sea grasses and drift woods necessary for the prevention of erosion and support of biodiversity of the area. We are not just cleaning the beach we are protecting it. This barrier island beach is a part of the reef system and were going to treat it with the same respect we give the corals.”

AWARE ECO educates travelers about keeping natural areas pristine and encourages tour operators to implement environmentally responsible business practices.

AWARE Kids educates elementary school aged kids who want

to discover, explore and investigate the fascinating aquatic world.

Tourism is the world’s largest industry and travelers are increasingly concerned about

their destination’s environmental condition. San Pedros divers and industry leaders have a responsibility to preserve local resources they depend on every day. (reprinted from the san pedro sun)

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