Neil and Lacey January 2014
This coming January (2014) we have the incredible opportunity to volunteer in Guatemala where we will be re-united with some great Guatemalans that saved our lives, literally, when we were last down there. We also will be able to contribute to the initial stages of an incredible Guatemalan association that is being formed by our Guatemalan friends.
Associacion RIOS Guatemala (ARG) fosters the enjoyment, preservation and restoration of Guatemala's wild river ecosystems primarily through sponsoring responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well being of the local people. Our Guatemalan friend Max, the visionary and driving force behind ARG, has invited us down to help him bring his dream into reality.
Through our website and blogs, we will share our adventures to generate interest in ecotourism in Guatemala and raise awareness about the environmental, societal, and economic value of the wild rivers of Guatemala and the threats facing these rivers and the communities that live along them from hydroelectric, mining, and other interests.
You can follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/neil.nikirk) and (https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/lacey.anderson.75470) or check in with our blogs at www.golightoutdoors.com and www.nocoolers.com
The only drawback to this plan is funding! To participate, we have to make our way down to Guatemala and be prepared to stay for at least a month. We plan on driving down with our truck and living in it at the base camp. For us, the distance is over 2500 miles and that will take a lot of fuel; not to mention the food required to feed us along the way and while in Guatemala. Our goal is to raise $1500 to help cover the cost of travel. All funding through this website will be used solely to offset our travel costs to Guatemala (and back).
We thank you for any amount you can contribute.
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