Enjoy this virtual beach fire image, but please note: All wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in the park and on beaches until further notice. Click here for more info.
December 31, 2020
Dear Friends,
One of my fondest memories as a child was celebrating El Año Viejo with my family, an Ecuadorian New Year’s tradition. In celebration of the new year, effigies are created and burned to eliminate the disappointments, regrets, and anger from the old year – an emblematic way to usher in hope and happiness in the new year. Out with the old and in with the new! Here is an article on how this tradition started... in a year not too unlike 2020.
Still Time to Donate!
We are so grateful for the support we have received this year and are excited to continue our good work in 2021. Please consider making your online year-end contribution today. Help us enter the new year with a bang.
Thank you, and Happy New Year!
Sam Chiriboga
Assistant Director
P.S. As our final gifts of 2020, please see the videos below which we thought very fitting for the end of this year. Enjoy!
We've missed seeing folks in person at different times in the park this year. One of our favorite bands, Dirty Red Barn, created this video which we shared during our virtual Dinner on the Pacific Plate. Here is "Grace"... so good! Throw out any negativity you're harboring from this year and let it burn in this virtual fire. Clean the slate and make way for the new year with grace.
The following video was presented to us as a gift from film makers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto. We feel it is a hopeful sign. Can we make subtle individual shifts that lead to a collective transition? Into which shape should we collectively shift in 2021? Each starling in a flock is connected to every other. So, too, are we. Thanks for being part of our flock. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we do. Happy New Year!
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