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December 5th, 2006

December 5th, 2006
09:06 pm

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Flood emergency in Playa de Oro, Ecuador
If you've known me for a while, you know that in April 2005 I spent a week in the lowland jungle in Ecuador at a village called Playa de Oro.  Although my lack of initiative has kept me from putting pictures online, you've probably seen my pictures from the trip.

Last week, the river that is the only connection between Playa de Oro and the outside world, Rio Santiago, flooded and pretty much wiped out the village.

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Tracy says that donation checks can be sent to Earthways, indicating that it is for Playa de Oro flood relief.  Her email to me did not provide an address, but www.earthways.org lists this as their address:
    EarthWays Foundation
    20178 Rockport Way
    Malibu, CA 90265
   
    Telephone: 310.456.8300

Alternatively, Tracy says that she can collect donations by PayPal:
My paypal address to send donations to is tracy (AT) touchthejungle.org  Please
mark the subject as PDO FLOOD RELIEF. The paypal account name will say "Wild
Trax" which is my business.

For your general interest, www.touchthejungle.org is the web site for the conservation project, a joint effort of the village of Playa de Oro and Earthways, which created the opportunity for me to visit this remote and wonderful place last year.

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