Reports from Project Manager, Clay
In January, 2007 Clay Plager-Unger took over as
Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm and dedication to community
development have added a significant dimension to our work in Bahia over
the past year. He continues as Project Manager until at least December 2008.
Note: Click to see the 2008 Reports
(Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor) 2007
Reports (Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor
) 2006 Reports (Dan Robbins, Patrick Wylie, Valentina Carminati, Sarah
Couture, Heather Crawford) 2005 Reports (Heather Crawford,
Renée Portanova, Kristen Lansdale, Riccardo Clemente, et al.) 2004 Reports
Brian Teinert) or 2003
Reports (Brian Teinert).
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The Ecuadorian coastal city of Bahia de Caraquez has committed itself through
law to become ecological and sustainable. Planet Drum Foundation in San
Francisco, California helped create community awareness of issues there at a
celebration announcing the Ecological City Declaration in January 1999.
Since then, Planet Drum has established a field office and carried out a major
bioregional project to revegetate a city barrio with native trees for erosion
control against future mudslides and to create an urban "wild
corridor." We are currently working
on additional revegetation of hillsides, water supply and purity,
household ecology education, biological sewage treatment, alternative energy,
You are invited to assist or visit these projects. If you
are interested in doing so, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can
communicate further about details. Email us
or phone us at (415)285-6556, or fax at (415)285-6563.