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Michelle's Turtle Rescue in Costa Rica

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Raised by 15 people in 47 months
Michelle Westlake  Kelowna, BC

Hello everyone!

 

If you know me, then you know that I am passionate about the world.  I have been going through some life changing times of late, and would like to take this opportunity to be of service.  It has been a seed inside me that was planted and has grown to fruition to help the sea turtles in Costa Rica.  So, after doing hours of research, I have decided to go to Costa Rica in Feb/Mar.  The dates are still to be decided.  You will be the first to know

 

I am so grateful for this opportunity!!

 

With your help, many turtles will be saved and live long lives.  It takes 1000 turtle eggs to produce on adult.  The seven sea turtle species that grace our oceans belong to a unique evolutionary lineage that dates back at least 110 million years!! Even before the dinosaurs.

 

There are several sea turtles in Costa Rica that face extinction.

Including the:

 

Olive Ridley - Vulnerable

Leatherback - Critically Endangered

Green Sea Turtle - Endangered

Loggerhead - Endangered

 

The organisation that I have chosen to partner with is the International Volunteer Headquarters.  IVHQ assists developing countries by providing volunteers to work in a variety of jobs such as teaching, medical work, HIV/Aids awareness, women empowerment, sports education, construction work, conservation work, panda conservation, surf and swim school, agricultural work and orphanage assistance. Volunteers can choose to work on projects for various periods of time ranging anywhere from one week to six months. Our partner organizations in these countries will place you in institutions which align your interests and strengths with projects where there is a real need for help and assistance.

 

To contact our Executive Director "“ Daniel Radcliffe, you can call him on 64 6758 7949 (please check time in New Zealand before calling) or email him at daniel@volunteerhq.org He is only too happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

 

Thank you for helping me make this happen, and check back often for updates!

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Update 19
Posted by Michelle Westlake
46 months ago
This will be the most amazing birthday I have had, possibly ever!! Being a pisces, at the beach, saving turtles, helping the oceans, coming out of my "shell", being independant, carrying my home on my proverbial back, there are so many life renewal opportunities and metaphores. I plan to soak in every experience for what it is and try to stay in the moment. *sigh*
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Update 18
Posted by Michelle Westlake
46 months ago
two more sleeps, and i will be in paradise....tropical beaches and colorful birds...mmmmm
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Update 17
Posted by Michelle Westlake
46 months ago
Update 16
Posted by Michelle Westlake
46 months ago
Oh boy, in seven days, at this time right now, my airplane will be landing at the airport in San Jose. The four weeks following, will be really interesting/frusterating/wonderful, and life changing. i have been in my comfort zone for 10 years, and THIS is definately not even close to my comfort zone. All these years, I have been comfortable, I have lived a safe, predictable life. I feel as though I have wasted a lot of time. I will never get those hours back that i spent waiting for Scott to get home to begin living. I waited for too long. This trip is about helping the ocean and the earth, but it is so much more than that. It is about being independant, and not waiting for someone else to make me happy. I have to do it for myself. No one else can.
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Robin Evans
46 months ago

Have a fabulous time! Will look forward to following your experiences. Love your metaphors!!!! Way to go--coming out of your shell and carrying your home on your back. You are an amazing courageous lady!

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Raised by 15 people in 47 months
Created January 03, 2013
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Have a fabulous time! Will look forward to following your experiences. Love your metaphors!!!! Way to go--coming out of your shell and carrying your home on your back. You are an amazing courageous lady!

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