Posted: Monday, October 24, 2022. 1:55 p.m. CST.
Photo credit: PTGA
By Ruben Morales Iglesias:
Over the weekend, the Placencia Tour Guide Association led a community effort to save two homes in Monkey River in the Toledo District.
“Members of the Placencia Tour Guide Association, local tour operators and concerned citizens of the Villages of Placencia and Monkey River traveled to Monkey River this weekend to begin construction of a seawall to save two homes from rising sea levels caused by climate change,” the Placencia tour guide said. Association (PTGA) in a social media post.
The PTGA explained that the southern village, which was once a prosperous town, has lost an entire neighborhood due to rising sea levels over the past 20 years.
“Transportation and organization from Placencia was arranged by PTGA member Eworth Garbutt and his team at Eworth’s Fishing Adventures,” the PTGA said.
The association thanked the guides and all the other people who contributed to what it called “this important community cause”.
The PTGA said the work is not yet complete and they are open to further assistance.
“More work is needed, so please follow the Placencia Tour Guide Association page for updates on volunteer opportunities (you don’t need to be a guide), donations for fuel costs for transporting volunteers, sand and rock to the construction site are also appreciated,” said the Placencia Tour Guide Association.
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