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Biggest Tul-Planting Day Ever

Biggest Tul-Planting Day Ever

Here’s a few pics from the day of the most Tul planted in 1 day on Lake Atitlán. Somewhere around 1000 plants got planted that day with the help of LAEIG, AMSCLAE, CONAP, Amigos Del Lago, and the Santiago Tuleros, along with a few volunteers from San Marcos....

Floating Rings Project

Water-purifying hyacinths fill big floating rings. Like big hula hoops, floating rings are placed in the lake and the interior is filled with water hyacinths, which work to consume contaminants and filter the water. Water hyancinths are extremely fast-growing,...
Floating Gardens Project

Floating Gardens Project

Garden rafts clean the water while growing food. Floating gardens are an ancient method of aquaculture, practiced in Central America since Aztec times. Rafts covered with soil and plants are anchored in the water to create floating “wetlands” that clean the water...
Tul Reforestation Project

Tul Reforestation Project

Planting tul in Lake Atitlán. Prev 1of7 Next A natural, native phytoremediation solution. The tul plant (scirpus californicus) grows naturally in the water near the shores of Lake Atitlán. It is one of the most important plants in the lake for filtering pathogens,...