Who We Are

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If nobody takes action Lake Atitlán will die

Doing nothing is not an option – if the inflow of nutrients and pathogens continues at the present rate, within as few as five years this beautiful lake could be eutrophic. We have to organize and work together to save Lake Atitlán.

That’s why we set up the Lake Atitlán Environmental Interests Group. The group is an all-volunteer collaboration of people from around the lake and around the world with a shared passion for restoring and protecting the lake’s ecosystem. We are a young organization, founded in early 2016 and starting with small projects. We have a vision that these initiatives will become catalysts for investment, collaboration, and better stewardship of the Lake Atitlán basin – ultimately, for environmental change.

Our team includes lake management experts, environmentalists, farmers, fishermen, local leaders, community associations, school teachers, business owners, and many other committed volunteers. Local non-governmental organizations and community associations, as well as municipal administrations, the National Council for Protected Areas (CONAP), and the Authority for Sustainable Management of the Lake Atitlán Basin and its Environs (AMSCLAE) all support our efforts and provide logistical help.

We are incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization in the State of Kansas, as Lake Atitlán Environmental Interests Foundation, and we are in the process of registering as a non-governmental organization in Guatemala.

BE PART OF THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LAKE ATITLÁN

We need volunteers and people with ideas about saving the lake.

Do you have internet and social media skills that you could use to help raise awareness?

Could your grant writing skills help us to attract funding to prevent an ecological catastrophe?

Are you a great networker who can mobilize and bring people together?

Do you know about permaculture to help people convert from chemical farming? Or recycling ideas? Or motivational abilities?

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Read more about our projects

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TUL REFORESTATION

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FLOATING GARDENS & FLOATING RINGS

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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ORGANIC COFFEE FARMING

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

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