Projects

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Natural, low-cost initiatives that you can support now

Sitting back and waiting for others to take action is not an option. Time is short to restore Lake Atitlán’s ecosystem before it becomes degraded beyond the point of recovery.

We depend on people like you to support our remediation projects. If we have convinced you that urgent action is needed to save Lake Atitlán, please consider making a donation and encouraging your family and friends to help us too. Every dollar makes a difference to our ability to mitigate the dire effects of constant pollution and buy time for long-term solutions. And every cent we receive in donations is spent on remediation projects – we are an all-volunteer organization with zero overheads.

Get in touch! If you are visiting the lake or if you live here, why not volunteer? If you have ideas for fundraising we would love to hear from you.

Browse our current & planned projects

TUL REFORESTATION

We are coordinating a campaign, involving local Tuleros’ associations and many other organizations and volunteers, to reforest every plantable area of Lake Atitlán with tul.


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FLOATING GARDENS & FLOATING RINGS

We are raising funds to construct floating gardens and floating rings to strengthen Lake Atitlán’s natural defense system against nutrients and pathogens, starting in Santiago bay.


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WASTEWATER TREATMENT USING

BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS

We are raising funds to set up a beneficial microorganisms production facility in Santiago Atitlán.  Then we will begin a wastewater treatment pilot project at the San Bartolo sewage plant in Sololá.


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ORGANIC COFFEE FARMING

We are raising funds to support Cafe Maya Chacaya Atitlan (APROCAMCA), an organic coffee farming cooperative of 175 organic coffee growers, to expand their membership and improve their processing capacity.


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Learn more about threats to Lake Atitlán

What are the main sources of contamination?

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OVERVIEW

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SEWAGE

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FERTILIZERS

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TILAPIA FARMS

What are the worst effects of contamination?

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ON THE LAKE

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ON COMMUNITIES

Learn more about natural, low-cost, proven solutions

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OVERVIEW

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PHYTOREMEDIATION

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BIOREMEDIATION