30 Years of Service Celebrated

In 1989, there were less inhabitants in Belize, more forests, cleaner rivers and much to discover. It was under this condition that the Youth Environmental Action Group (YEAG) was formed in San Jose Succotz. Youth from San Jose Succotz, Benque Viejo, San Ignacio and as far as Belmopan were the active members. Weekends were busy days for the members who were indulged in tree planting, clean up campaigns, community outreach and outdoor exploration.

After ten years, the YEAG changed its name to Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD), and thus began a new chapter for the organization. To commemorate its 30 years of core conservation efforts, on the 30th of November, FCD celebrated the occasion. The event was celebrated at the Log Cabins with special guests, members and friends. The Protected Areas Conservation Trust was presented with a plaque for its many years of support to FCD and a 15-minute video was aired with multiple voices expressing their congratulations to the organization.

The event was followed with a cocktail made possible through the kind sponsorship of BullRidge Company Limited, Log Cabins Lodge, Chaa Creek Lodge, Recinos Wine House, Bowen and Bowen Limited, and Travellers Distillery Company.


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