Mural in Samara Raises Awareness of Blue Flag Loss

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The recent loss of the Ecological Blue Flag in Playa Samara has worried residents and visitors who enjoy the ocean. Their concern motivated Maliha Sanyal, a Samara resident, to organize members of the community to create an artistic mural that pays tribute to the ocean.

The project involves more than just painting a wall. It carries a message for those who are not yet informed on the topic, raising awareness while highlighting elements of the ocean’s beauty.

Painting began at the beginning of July and, although the wall is full, Sanyal says that it is still a work in progress and there is much to be done before it is completed. “While there is still energy and love, we are going to continue painting, adding layers,” related Sanyal.

Almost every local business contributed cans of paint or brushes, including Super Samara, who donated the wall in addition to materials and support.

Some 80 people have participated to date, improvising designs, phrases and figures that together proclaim, “Let’s save the ocean.”

“We want people to remember the importance of living in harmony with the environment and give ideas to improve the current situation. We carry the ocean in our hearts,” said Sanyal.

During the second phase of the project, it is hoped that local artists will provide support, incorporating their painting on top of the design currently on the wall. The project needs more donations of paint and volunteers.

Those looking to contribute monetary donations, paint or brushes can email [email protected] or inquire at Luv Burger or Super Samara.