Support the Half Moon Bay Sargassum Project!
We're almost there!
SEMARNAT has given us the green light to proceed with installing a barrier outside the reef in Half Moon Bay and we've already garnered pledges of support to meet 80% of our installation budget. But we must act quickly if we want to meet the timeline for ensuring clear waters & clean beaches before the start of the 2023 Sargassum Season.
In other words, we ALL must convert pledges and raise sufficient funds to cover our ENTIRE INSTALLATION BUDGET by August 15th, 2022.
If you've already pledged support for the project, you can retrieve the amount of your pledge on the DONATION FORM. If you haven't yet pledged, please click on this button to indicate whether you own property in North Akumal or are a supportive FRIEND of the project. Either way, please use this form to show your support TODAY! 🙏🏼
If you've already completed the DONATION FORM, click here to jump directly to the payment page.
NOTE 1: INSTALLATION BUDGET
All donations made via this website get deposited with the non-profit Yucatan Environmental Fund (YEF) and will be held in escrow until the entire fundraising goal has been met and funds can be transferred to EPA for contracting the installation of a sargassum barrier outside the reef in Half Moon Bay. In the UNLIKELY event that we do not meet our fundraising goal, YEF guarantees that contributions will be refunded to ALL DONORS, less a fee of about 4% for administrative costs already incurred.
NOTE 2: OPERATING EXPENSES
Operating expenses will be invoiced separately to property owners in the HIZ, an expense projected to be SIGNIFICANTLY LESS than the current cost of manual beach removal. Funds donated above the budget amount (475k) will be applied to the contingency fund and/or used to defray operating expenses.