I write quite often about my efforts to keep the surface of the laguna clear on my inlet. Most recently in green is my pond.
But I am not alone in the work. My neighbor has cleared far more water cabbage and hyacinth than I have this year. The guests at his hotel enjoy sitting ion the veranda and watching the wildlife attracted to the cleared area.
There is also a local group, Prolatule, AC, organized to clean larger portions of the laguna. To do that, they need to raise money to take on what is an almost sisyphean task.
This season's fundraiser is an art calendar. A fourteen month calendar to be exact. Centered around the fauna of the laguna. Each month contains a photograph of local wildlife -- with a local dancer in body paint representing the spirit of that animal or bird.
My favorite is at the top of this post.
The calendars are available at businesses and homes in Melaque, La Manzanilla, Barra de Navidad, and Cihuatlan -- displaying this poster. If I was there, there would be a poster on my gate.
150 pesos each. A good deal for a quality calendar. And the proceeds go to a good cause -- to help clean up at least a portion of the laguna.
Cleaned up, it could be a draw for birders, boaters, or people simply interested in the local wildlife.
For additional information, take a look at the organization's Facebook page: Prolatule A.C.