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ACROPORA Roatan Eco Trail 2017

ACROPORA is an eco trail run to raise awareness on World Oceans Day in support of the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA), a not for profit environmental organization on the islands of Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. All funds raised will go directely to BICA Roatan Chapter conservation efforts in the Bay Islands National Marine Park and implementing its programs in the communities that surround the marine protected area.

Why ACROPORA? 
Acropora is a coral that has over 149 species! Among them the well known elkhorn and staghorn corals☆
Acropora species are some of the major reef corals responsible for building the immense calcium carbonate substrate that supports the thin living skin of a reef. They grow quickly and many small reef fishes live near their colonies and retreat into the thicket of branches if threatened. In Roatan we have one of the largest populations of staghorn coral at Cordelia Banks, the Jewel of the Caribbean♡

 

Date: Saturday 10th of June, 2017

Distances: 2K, 6K, 10K

Start: 8am @ Mall Megaplaza, French Harbour, Roatan

End: 1pm @ Palmetto Bay Plantation Beach, Roatan

Entry fee:

Adults 500 LPS

U12 kids: 200 LPS

 

For more information please contact us at acropora17@gmail.com

Organizer

Organizer Name
Gisselle Brady
Organizer Email
acropora17@gmail.com
Organization Name
Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA)
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign

Other

As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18,College/University Age
    Activities will include a Family Fun Run 2K, tours in the mangrove wetland for all ages, beach cleanups and others
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Ocean & climate,Marine biodiversity,Marine pollution
    Participate in a community cleanup,Pledge to eliminate or lower their use of single use plastic bags / bottles,Share their commitment on social media,Other
    Activities will include a Family Fun Run 2K, tours in the mangrove wetland for all ages, beach cleanups and others
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic

Venue

Palmetto Bay Village
Palmetto Bay Resort Rd
Palmetto Bay, Honduras
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