Improvement can be found in the details as much as the larger picture. Guaruma and Promotores Ambientales, (a community organization working to create a deeper understanding of the benefits of environmental awareness and education) recently created a new welcome sign for the town of Las Mangas. The old sign is located a hundred meters into the village, placed there by the government. It is old and rusted and does little to distinguish the town from its neighbors. This new sign, painted by volunteers and erected by members of Guaruma, reflects the pride the community takes in itself. Standing next to the small bridge just before the village, it welcomes visitors to town. Trees were removed from the Guaruma property to create a gate-like affect. Reinforced with cement, the sign is planted firmly in the ground. Now, as visitors pass over the burbling creek, they can note that they’ve entered a community unique as its sign.