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Marco Gonzalez Project Receives Funds #432922
03/14/12 07:43 AM
03/14/12 07:43 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

The Non-Profit Organization Marco Gonzalez Maya Site Ambergris Caye Ltd. (MGMSACL) is proud to have received grant monies of $7,000 U.S. from the Frederick S. Upton Foundation. Mr. Matt Fowler, formerly of Mr. Joe’s Grocery, is a member of the Board of Directors for both the MGMSACL and the Upton Foundation and his love for the island has remained steadfast as he works to provide funding for the Maya Site Project. This time, the grant money was also earmarked to help two other local organizations.

On Monday, March 12, 2012, funds were distributed to South AC Neighborhood Watch for membership and continued security they have been providing for the past two years and money went to much needed grounds maintenance in the form of volunteer help from SAGA. (SAGA housed the Fowlers pets when they moved back to the US.)

Updates on the Maya Site Project:

  • Project Boardwalk
  • Marco Gonzalez Included in the BTB/NICH Belize Maya 2012 activities
  • Security Enforcement at Marco Gonzalez

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the Ambergris Today

Re: Marco Gonzalez Project Receives Funds [Re: Marty] #433434
03/19/12 07:42 AM
03/19/12 07:42 AM
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oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

Marco Gonzalez Maya Site receives grant

According to Jan Brown, Chairman of the Board of the Marco Project,

“This time, the grant money was also earmarked to help two other local organizations. On Monday, March 12th, funds were distributed to the South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch to allow us to become a member and receive the continued security they have been providing for the past 2 years. Money also went to the SAGA Society, which will provide volunteers for much needed grounds maintenance at the site.”

Jan is excited at the donation and plans on using some of the funds towards the upkeep of the boardwalk as well as general maintenance of the site entrance and grounds.

There are also plans to get on site electricity at the entrance as well as an upgrade to the fee booth house which would include a small shower. This is in the hopes of getting overnight security at the site. Jan stated, “We are looking into having electricity before long. We’re asking to work with BEL on a grant basis or the cost of solar power. When electricity is installed, we can hire someone for night and weekend security, thus giving us more protection of the antiquities of the site.”

According to Jan, the Site is also slated to receive funds from an Upton Foundation Challenge Grant. Funds received by Marco Gonzalez will be matched by funds from the Institute of Archaeology and NICH. Local resident and entrepreneur Diane Lawrence of Quicksilver is also contributing to the Marco Gonzalez project, donating $5 from the sale of each Zipper Beverage Kuzie to the site. At the site, Visitors have a selection of items from t-shirts, Belizean herbal soap, water and bug repellent to purchase, which further contributes income to the site.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun

Re: Marco Gonzalez Project Receives Funds [Re: Marty] #433445
03/19/12 09:55 AM
03/19/12 09:55 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
Judyann H. Offline
Judyann H.  Offline
Congratulations! I have a soft spot for this project and really enjoy hearing about their future endeavors........Jan, we are always here to help when we can...

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