Newsletter 208 ~ May, 2019
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Hola Volunteers and Supporters ~

Turtle wise:  A few marine turtles between April and mid-June, (or up until it rains) will try unsuccessfully dig a nest hole in totally dry sand, only to have the hole to quickly refill.  Not able to dig a nest hole they may try to dig a nest in the damp sand to close to the waves only to have the nest washed out large waves later.   The reason nesting season is generally between July and ends around November is because the beach is damp from rains and nest holes are easy to dig.

After a lazy and somewhat quit Winter/Spring we spent several weeks of hard work on the box nursery structure, it’s 23 floor pallets, the dune buggy, and replacement the nursery’s plastic covering.  Despite our previous attempts to stop termites damage, the insect caused some small amount of damage to both the box nursery structure and all 23 floor pallets.  (See image below)

Important, we need flight itinerary from all those volunteers that have not sent them into us yet.  Such as, your date/s, arrival time, airline, flight number and last airport your flying out of.  Look for us at table in the Flaps Restaurant at the exit.

Volunteer-wise: Year round, Manuel Murrieta, Julio Gonzales and America Tejas, Juan Flores and family, Karen Sorum and Hallie Loveridge.  The first volunteers will be Jeffrey and Indiana Steinkamp  arriving on May 21st.  The family of Guillermo, Laia, Joaquin, Camila and Sofia Kussy will stay with us unit around to the 5th. (See image below)   We several volunteers between July11th and September 15th apartment #1, and June 2nd to the 19 th, apartment #4.

Weather-wise:  Daytime temperatures were in the low to mid 80°s, while night time temps were in the mid to high 60°s.  No tropical weather events or rain this year.  The river is totally dry under the main bridge, and the lagoon is slowly beginning to be covered with water plants.

Coyote is back to normal with little to no limp, and seems to be a little more careful around the street.

I’ve given up on try to maintain matching sets of dishes, utensils, sheets, towels, etc. within the three apartment, its totally hopeless.  Within few months all they items are shuffled so bad that takes days to get them back where they belong.  I will receive a complaint that an apartment has no sheets, but a several months earlier it had three complete sets?  It could be sleepwalkers in the dark of night that are carrying armloads of sheet, etc to the other apartments.

Town and Country:   Despite good weather truism has dropped off  The peso at the end of the month is about 18.5, regular gasoline 22.2 pesos per lt. or about $4.18  per gallon.

Frank Smith
Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde, A.C.
Tel. 311-258-4100


The repaired box nursery with dune buggy                                        Repaired and repainted floor pallets


Left side top, Indiana, below is his father Jeffery Steinkamp and coyote.
Top right father Guillermo, wife Laia, son Joaquin, Sofia and Camila Kussy.



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