Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort supports Loíza’s ecological recovery efforts

June 28th, 2018

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort supports Loíza’s ecological recovery efforts

(Loíza, June 28, 2018) - A group of volunteers of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort went to Loíza, in an effort to help with the ecological restoration of one of the more devastated towns after hurricanes Irma and María hit the Island 9 months ago. Members of the hotel’s sales team went inside María de la Cruz Cave to learn more about the bee community situation in the area. The cave is the biggest bee sanctuary in the Island, but new efforts are needed to help grow the population. The coordinators in charge of the project explained that there has only been one queen bee in the last five years. The goal is to develop a bee farm to secure a growing bee population, and they need help with resources and staff. The volunteers also planted endemic trees in the park where the cave is located. They planted retama San José and retama prieta, a kind of tree that is similar to flamboyán and adjusts well to soil and weather conditions in the area. “We have always looked for ways to give back and contribute to improvement in hotels surrounding communities. The hurricanes caused devastation on all levels and that is why we think it is important to pay attention to the problems caused to the environment and to help and being part of the mitigation efforts,” said Nils Stolzlechner, general manager of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. Volunteers also participated in a talk about Loíza’s historic and cultural legacy and background. They learned about the origins and use of the turban by slaves and they watched a demonstration of bomba music playing and dancing. Besides the ongoing project in Loíza, the hotel is working or collaborating on different recovery efforts in the East side of the Island, including restoration work in El Yunque, in which they give guests the opportunity to volunteer.

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About Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is nestled on 500 acres along a mile-long section of golden beach adjacent to the El Yunque National Rainforest and the Mameyes River. The lush resort features a 48,000-sq. ft. oceanfront conference center, a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class 18-hole golf courses; a 7,000 square foot spa and fitness center; multiple lounges and entertainment venues; international tennis center; water sports center; and two beachfront pools.

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