Corozal Town is the pride of its people. It is always clean and tidy with many treaures hidden away. One such teasure is the Chorro.The Chorro is a stream running through Corozal. Some of the Chorro is said to be natural while the rest is man-made for the purpose of drainage.
There are parts of the Chorro that look like they are not even in town. Rather, one would think you are at some nature reserve. It is breath taking and rich with flore and fauna.
Unfortunately, unlike the rest of Corozal, most the Chorro has been neglected by the people and is falling apart.
Aquatic grass. Several species of birds come to the Chorro to feed on the succulent fish or nestle in the shady trees along its banks. The Chorro makes an excellent bird watching trail.
The public has to stop carelessly throwing trash into the water or else the Chorro will become as bad as (if not worse than) the infamous Belize City canals.
Because it carries disease causing agents (eg. <i>Vibrio cholera</i> - cholera and hepatitis virus A - infectious hepatitis), the Chorro polluted by sewage poses a threat to public health.
All that is needed to restore the Chorro is a community involvement. Efforts can start with simply fishing the trash out of the Chorro. The next important step is to ensure that the trash stays out - this may be accomplished by simply educating the public on the problem and asking their cooperation in stopping it.
Another important step is to stop people from draining their raw sewage into the Chorro as this is an obvious health hazard.
The benefits of a clean Chorro will be abundant and obvious:
While they were CCC students, the following people created these pages:
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