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Eco-Ecuador Works

2009 Field Reports

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Reports  from Project Manager, Clay Plager-Unger 

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 (Renée Portanova, 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, and others.
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.