The Buildings Don’t Build Themselves

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Leonard Ical (left) and his staff poured cement slabs for three composting toilet facilities over the summer.

Leonard Ical (left) and his staff poured cement slabs for three composting toilet facilities over the summer.

The facilities at BFREE have undertaken vast improvements over the past year. New construction and other improvements spearheaded by Jacob Marlin are brought into being by a dedicated group of workers – both full-time staff of BFREE and contract workers. Marcelino Pop, BFREE’s facility manager, oversees the crew. He and Jacob work closely together to design and plan the construction and maintenance of all facilities at BFREE. This year has proven to be an exciting challenge with a wide variety of construction.

These photos illustrate some of the crew in action during 2013.

Maya Choc, Fernandes Sho and Jacob Marlin team up to get the researcher cabin ready for its first guest.

Maya Choc, Fernandes Sho and Jacob Marlin team up to get the researcher cabin ready for its first guest.

Marcelino Pop smooths the cement slab for the hot/cold shower in the research compound.

Marcelino Pop smooths the cement slab for the hot/cold shower in the research compound.

Fernandes Sho, Domingo Pop, Marcelino Pop and Jacob Marlin (left to right) display new hand-made Mexican sinks to be used in various places around BFREE.

Fernandes Sho, Domingo Pop, Marcelino Pop and Jacob Marlin (left to right) display new hand-made Mexican sinks to be used in various places around BFREE.

Marcelino Pop sands the hardwood floor on the first of three researcher cabins.

Marcelino Pop sands the hardwood floor on the first of three researcher cabins.

Marcelino Pop (right) works with staff from Belize Aquaculture Limited to ready the HCRC for its new resident turtles.

Marcelino Pop (right) works with staff from Belize Aquaculture Limited to ready the HCRC for its new resident turtles.

Domingo Pop and Fernandes Sho prepare pond liners for the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC).

Domingo Pop and Fernandes Sho prepare pond liners for the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC).

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