Tuesday, November 20, 2012

calendar girls

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.


Anna said...

Thanks for the promo Steve!  It is an ambitious project for a good cause.

Norm Kwallek said...

I ran into a  women who looked somewhat like your poster girl in the bar a few years ago. I thought it was some kind of fashion statement but it turned out she had been a little too close at a Monster Truck Rally.

Steve Cotton said...

 Anything to make my crocs happy.

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Andean said...

To see the laguna is to appreciate its beauty.

I hope the fund raiser goes well, and of course I bought several calendars, not only because I really liked their artistic quality, but the effort involved in the making of them was quite extraordinary, from start to finsh. Air brushing is not an easy task, it looks like someone with much talent was involved in that creative end.

Steve Cotton said...

Artistic indeed.

Shannon Casey said...

What a unique idea. The calendar looks marvelous, if I was in the area I would buy one.

Steve Cotton said...

Maybe I should come flog them in the highlands.