Here at Encantada we are working towards earning the Bandera Azul Ecologico, in Esterillos Este.
The Bandera Azul is awarded to beaches that meet certain ecological parameters.
We must clean our beach frequently, put in place trash cans for public use along the beach, have signage that indicates laws, and reqirements of beach use. We must also provide ecological educational opportunities to our community.
Here we are having our first beach inspection by a representative of the ICT (Instituto Costariccense de Turismo) Together we walked the length of our beach, and he gave us reccomendations for improvements and goals for our next visit.
On the 26th of May we had our first beach clean up.
Many neighborhood children attended, as well as the young men involved in lifeguard training with the Cruz Roja. Some of our neighbors stopped by to contribute snacks and funds for our project as well.
(thank you to our generous negihbors)
This is half of our clean up crew that was responsible for the North End of the beach, and all of the trash that we collected along the way.