Nothing flows out of Lake Atitlán. Any human waste and garbage that drains into the lake remains in the water. For all time. It never, ever leaves!
What is being done?
I am pretty good at doing research on the internet. I've got years of experience. I was "online" before the internet was invented. I was online, during the time of CompUServe for goodness sakes!
Yet with all of my experience at using online resources, I am unable to find a single, active, working entity that is actually doing something to save Lake Atitlán.
All I find are bullshit words!
Here is what I have found:
- Lake Atitlán Cynobacteria Information [link]
- Friends of Lake Atitlán [link]
- Planeterra Foundation [link]
- Christian Science Monitor [link]
What did I expect to find?
When I began to search this morning, I thought that I would find some organization to whom I would send donations. Some organization that is "in the news!" An active organization that is actually accomplishing something.
If that organization is there, and I just missed it, please let me know!
gershonbendaniel at gmail.com
11:30am - I am off for lunch at Guajimbos on Avenida Santander. I'm going to Guajimbos for a steak. However, I confess that I am not hungry enough for a steak meal. I'm going for steak again because the steak that I ate yesterday evening at Restaurante Tuscani was so bad!
I was surprised to find the doors to Guajimbos closed and locked. Perhaps Guajimbos does not open on Thursday?
Sarita Ice Cream
2:30pm - After walking around Ave Santander for awhile, I decided to treat myself to a strawberry ice cream sundae. Not the same as a steak meal. But maybe ice cream is even better than steak!
Chicken at Comedor Central
3:30pm - When I got all the way back up to the head of Avenida Santander, I was just across from Comedor Central. That's when I began to compare the Comedor's chicken and tortilla meal with Guajimbos steak meal.
Comedor won! That's because I could not possibly eat an entire steak meal this afternoon.
Reader John Simmonds
Info about Lake Atitlán
5pm - I received an email from Reader John Simmonds who provided a link to an online story about Lake Atitlán. Click on link below.
Scientists and students working to conserve
Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán [link].