On Friday, October 11, 2019, after 7 hours of intense work, in which a team comprised of people from the Sotuta municipal government, the Bepensa Foundation, Grosjean Expedition, Secretariat of Sustainable Development, inhabitants, and children of a primary school of this community, collected almost one ton of garbage from the Tabi cenote, including plastic bottles, cans and a whole lot of different objects.
The cave divers managed to extract from the depths of this historic body of water 750 kilograms of garbage composed of tires, old television sets, bicycle wheels, cans, bottles and a whole catalog of containers, thereby achieving a total of 850 kg of solid waste.
“With this action, we continue to contribute not only to the rescue of these wonderful karst formations, but also to make people aware of our water reserve, one of the most important on the planet that is at serious risk of being lost forever”, declared Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi who is one of the most renown professional diver in Yucatán and CEO of the Grosjean Expedition foundation.
“At the end of the day, it is a real shame that such a spectacular cenote, considered a holly place since preHispanic times, with important specimens of flora and fauna, is literally full of trash”, Grosjean continued.
“Hopefully the villagers will take care of it from now on, and the children who helped us to clean it up, could set an example for the elderly, and for the next generations to come”, he concluded.
The Yucatan Times with information from Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi.