2015 | Bahia Asuncion, Mexico
Project Dates: TBA | Application Period: TBA – Application Not Available At This Time | Volunteers Announced: TBA
Project Description: For the fourth year in a row, ISLA will be caravaning to the southern tip of Baja, Mexico to the costal community of Bahia Asuncion in order to share ISLA’s message of ocean safety.
2014 | Bahia Asuncion 2014
Project Dates: October 2 – October 11, 2014
Project Details: 20 ISLA volunteers traveled to Bahia Asuncion to conduct a 3-day lifeguard training workshops. This trip marked the 25th year that some of the world’s best lifeguards volunteer to share ocean rescue knowledge and techniques with members of coastal communities in Baja California led by ISLA Baja Project Coordinator Aaron Quintanar.
Film maker Lorena Santana, is also going to be join us on the trip. Lorena will be filming a thirty-minute documentary for the series Barefoot in Baja. The show focuses on showcasing the beautiful Baja California Peninsula, encouraging people all ages to explore and adventure off the beaten path, and introduces viewers to environmental stewards who have dedicated their lives to researching and preserving the riches found throughout the peninsula. Barefoot in Baja also promotes ecotourism – responsible traveling that helps local economies and has a limited impact on the environment.
2013 | Bahia Asuncion
Project Dates: October 8 – October 14, 2013
Project Details: 15 ISLA volunteers traveled to Bahia Asuncion to conduct lifeguard training and junior lifeguard training programs. This trip marks the 24rd year that some of the world’s best lifeguards volunteer to share ocean rescue knowledge and techniques with members of coastal communities in Baja California.
2012 | Bahia Asuncion
Project Dates: October 1 – October 7, 2012
Project Details: The small coastal fishing community in Mexico contacted California lifeguard and ISLA manager, Aaron Quintanar, asking for help creating a safer aquatic environment in Bahia Asuncion. ISLA sent a team of 21 volunteer lifeguards and offered workshops in basic ocean rescue, provided basic rescue equipment, and worked with the community on ocean safety and awareness.