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Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Lina Bureau: Taking Care of La Cruz - Rain or Shine

Amy Welch - Amigos de La Cruz
August 13, 2016

The indefatigable Lina Bureau, Amigos Recycling Queen, is shown here in pictures from this week - cleaning the streets of garbage and recycling plastic bottles.

And in her "off" time, she beautifies the village with plantings of trees and shrubs. You may also have noted her recycling, garbage station on Coral, by Cetmar. She's a miracle!

Even her neighbor children help her crush the plastic. Driving the Amigos truck "Paloma," she works with volunteers to pick up the material 6 days each week. Lina takes her "job" seriously, even though she is a volunteer herself. Please take time to thank Lina as she goes by your house, development, or through the village.

Lina has found a new way to gather more plastic, by hooking bags from Paloma's sides. 

As she passes, Transitos smile and give her the thumbs up.     

Lina's new volunteers, neighbors Lesley and Omar, the latter whose diapers have to be changed periodically, have so much fun helping. They take their job seriously; they love to empty the bottles and crush them; only to be throw the plastic in bags back into the truck. From there, Lina takes the crushed plastic to Monroy in Mezcales.  

Lina's new project is to clean and beautify Coral, the lateral in front of the primary school. Thanks to the local government she has been given shrubs and trees to plant around the village: agave, ginger and yellow Primavera trees.

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