Ecological Blue Flag: A recognition for the Community
In March the ecological Blue flag was hoisted in Colonia Beach, one of the four blazons that distinguish the Marino Ballena National Park. This is a result of the common effort among park authorities, neighbors, park rangers, community organizations, environmental groups and tourism companies in the sector. Their representatives attended the ceremony which was led by the sub-Director of the Area, Mrs. Stephanie Mory, in presence of the local police, volunteers, and press.
The achievement is not permanent and therefore must be sustained year after year, applying the practices, especially in terms of the protection of the natural treasure that distinguish the Park, enforced by the regulations for the obtaining of this prized award.
It was a sunny afternoon, full of joy and pride because of the great achievement. The blue color of the flag made a single tone with the color of the sea. I felt happy to live in the South Pacific of Costa Rica where we can show the world an extraordinary natural wealth.
By Carlos León