Where is Donghu? Which county?
I have outlined the event to go something like this:
All counties will begin at the same time (10:00am) That is the clean-up kick-off time. I will ask people to start arriving at 9:00am, but you know how that goes (don’t be late if you are a diver, boats will pull out at 9:30ish on Saturday). I am thinking June 18th and 19th. I am told that would be the most ideal time for visibility. I haven’t selected exact locations for each county yet, but I am thinking we could camp out. Who would be interested in camping?
I am still looking for performers, kitchen help, cooks, and sponsors. This list will grow, but that’s what I know right now.
I know that the possibility of “trouble” arising from foreigner participation is real. I will deal with this by getting two-day visas for all foreign participants. Since this project is sponsored by the Central government, that shouldn’t be an issue. If it is, I will deal with it before we put our feet on the sand. I have to hand the proposal in on Wednesday, I will talk about the visas then.
I am planning on contacting Suba Diver to see if they will write about it. I know it is short notice for them, but it is worth a try! This will be fun. We will have the clean-up, a BBQ, species introduction, all-day children’s activities and performers, and hopefully some groups will play for us (including aboriginal dancers). I think we will shut things down to quiet for the kids sake around 10:00pm, but bonfires will still be okay. I would like to have a nice Sunday breakfast maybe between 9:00-10:00am and we head out at 11:00am (give the stomachs time to settle). At the end of the two days, the trash collected by each team will be weighed and awards will be given to the team that collected the most. It might be Premier Hseih that gives the award to the county that collected the most trash, and the mayor of the county that gives the award to the individual teams.
I think a little fun competition is good for everyone! It will also be a good indicator of who was collecting and who was enjoying free air !!
I welcome all suggestions that you might have. This will be Taiwan’s First Annual Dive and Clean /Coastal tree line clean- up Project. The local media will be there, local government officials, and Central government representatives. If Central government actually comes that will mean media, media, media!! You will start to see advertisements here and there for the event once we sort out the finer details. Hopefully, we can get it on TV.
Lastly, I understand that there is an issue of some of us that don’t get along. If it is a major issue, we can put you on seperate teams in different counties. I don’t really feel comfortable excluding anyone, but I will if I have to. I think the person that people are upset with knows who they are. I would really hate to see something as good intentioned as this event ruined by someone’s inconsideration and disrespect for others. Let’s try to put our differences behind us, please