E2E aims to preserve Rincon del Mar's once rich coastal mangrove forest from environmental degradation, thereby preserving the marine life on which many fisherman are dependent, and protecting the population of 3,450 from harsh weather, which floods homes with dirty water that causes rash and disease. We will also promote environmentally conservative behavior through public education, both beautifying the town to stimulate tourism and ensuring project sustainability.
Rincon del Mar's mangroves have rapidly degraded in recent years due to pollution and population growth that forces residents to use mangroves as construction and fuel. Without mangrove roots to breed in and uptake CO2, fish stocks decline, risking the livelihoods of hundreds of fishermen. Furthermore, the town is defenseless from disasters, which flood homes with dirty water that causes infections and rashes. Pollution also deters tourism, which is a crucial sector of the economy.
By working with out local partners E2E will restore and protect the mangroves from future degradation: We will plant new mangroves so that fish stocks will return to normal and the town will be better protected from harsh weather. We will also implement socially focused projects that educate and incentivize the community to better care for the environment, as well as employ locals to enforce environmental regulations that ensure behavioral continuity. The cleaner town will attract more tourism.
Our project will protect the inhabitants of Rincon del Mar from environmental disasters, allowing them to spend resources on investment in their futures rather than home repairs and medications. The newly planted mangroves will repopulate fish stocks, increasing yields and incomes for fisherman. The overall cleaner environment will attract greater numbers of tourists, who will bring wealth that spreads throughout the community.