BEACH TURNS TUR­TLE

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - Recreation & Investment Properties - — Claire Young

With its Vivo Foun­da­tion, Vivo Re­sorts seeks to be a good neigh­bour.

The foun­da­tion con­cen­trates on eco­log­i­cal ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing help­ing pro­tect sea tur­tles that use the nearby beach to lay their eggs.

“We spon­sor a tur­tle camp down the beach, where they in­cu­bate the eggs,” says sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Chuck Ash­ton of Vivo Re­sorts. “With our help, they are go­ing to be able to be sav­ing 98,000 tur­tles this year.”

Right now, there are enough tur­tles coming up that a re­lease of baby tur­tles takes place most nights, an event peo­ple are wel­come to wit­ness for a small do­na­tion.

An­other project in Chila — a small town near Vivo Re­sorts where many of Vivo’s con­struc­tion work­ers live —saw the foun­da­tion us­ing the re­sort’s heavy equip­ment to es­tab­lish a com­mu­nity garden.

Seeds were do­nated to cre­ate a huge har­vest of corn.

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