The Founder of RiverImpact, Frank Behrens, signed the Cooperation Agreement with the Municipality of Puerto Barrios and FUNDAECO, which will allow working for the benefit of the environment. Frank Behrens, representative of the Dutch Organization, stated that the project contemplates the installation of a RiverImpact Barrier in the rivers located in Puerto Barrios and Santo Tomás de Castilla, this fence is the second to be installed in Izabal on the Escondido River on Calle 14 and Avenida 8. The MARN delegate, a representative of Fundaeco and Perenco participated.
RiverImpact has taken steps to combat plastic pollution in the Escondido River. With the aim of protecting aquatic life and improving water quality, the organization has installed a fence that crosses the river. The fence, built with resistant materials, is 25 meters long, with strong anchors to withstand strong currents and is designed to capture plastic waste before it enters the water. According to environmental experts, plastic is a major source of river pollution and is often carried by currents from upstream communities.
The initiative has been well received by the local community, which has been involved in cleanup efforts and educational initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of reducing plastic use. Local authorities have also promised to apply stricter regulations on the disposal of plastic waste, thus in the not too distant future to provide resources for recycling and waste management.
The installation of the fence has been praised by environmental organizations, which have praised the organization’s proactive approach to solving the problem of plastic pollution. “This is a great example of how communities can come together to make a difference in their local environment,” said a representative of a local environmental group.
This project is a reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our rivers and the wildlife that depend on them. With continued efforts from the local community and government, the installation of the fence is just the beginning of a cleaner, healthier river for all.
The organization is carrying out a project to stop plastic pollution in the rivers of the department of Izabal. The project consists of the installation of 15 fences in the rivers of the region to prevent plastic waste from slipping into the sea. For now, 2 of the 15 targeted fences have already been installed.
Likewise, they have been working with the local community to identify the best places to install the fences. These fences are built with recycled materials and designed to resist the force of currents. This will help prevent plastic debris from slipping into the sea, which will contribute to the conservation of marine life and the health of coastal ecosystems.
In addition to the installation of the fences, they are also working with the local community to promote awareness about plastic pollution. They are organizing educational workshops to teach people about the importance of recycling and reducing the use of plastics. They are also working with local governments to implement policies that help reduce the amount of plastic that is dumped into rivers.
Our project is expected to help improve the quality of water in the rivers of Izabal and contribute to the conservation of marine life. They are committed to working with the local community to achieve a cleaner, healthier future for all.