Monthly Paddles for February
Amigos de La Presa is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We’d love to share the experience of La Presa with you. Each month we have several scheduled kayaking events, we also offer sailing and rowing (by appointment).
If you’re interested in a date that is not listed we would be glad to accommodate.
Reservations for non-scheduled days must be made at least three days advance (time for us to have a guide available) with a minimum of four people (maximum 15). Kayak rentals for non-scheduled paddles are 200 pesos per person. Here is a link to the Whenever Paddle (click here).
Every scheduled paddle requires a minimum of 3 people and maximum of 15.
Kayak rentals are 150 pesos each. If less than 3 people sign up, the scheduled event may be postponed (you will be notified if that is the case).
You can get directions to the Boathouse by clicking here.
You can make a reservation by clicking on the scheduled events shown below, this will take you to the Events Calendar where you can search the month and day that is best day for you.
Just click on the day that you want to reserve a kayak and there will be a full description of the event and a link (in red) to reserve your kayak. Please include your email and a phone number where we can contact you should we need to notify you of any changes.
Amigos uses its recreational events, namely kayaking, rowing, sailing, hiking and biking, as a way to bring people to the water to experience the opportunities of the Presa Allende and Rio Laja. In this way, Amigos draws attention to the environmental challenges of these waters and seeks to involve the community in a variety of water related projects that aim to improve conditions.
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Environmental Awareness and Action
Click to See – Community Water Action Plan SMA 9-20-2014
The quality of water is of primary importance for all.
Inadequate wastewater treatment is the primary problem. All wastewater used in agricultural irrigation should be treated.
Citizen’s Observation Survey
Monitoring surveys can provide good information on the location and types of water contaminants. The need for good management practices is essential.
Listening to farmer’s concerns and planning feasible treatment solutions with market incentives can increase farmer’s income.
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The Independence Aquifer in central Mexico is in a permanent state of decline and contaminated with toxic levels of arsenic and fluoride, which has led to irreversible health complications like dental & crippling skeletal fluorosis.
Dylan Terrell, Executive Director of Caminos de Agua, a partner organization of Amigos de la Presa in the OCAS Coalition, describes the situation in this TedTalk.