South Lake Tahoe author Jeremy Evans sheds light during his visit to Pavones, a Costa Rican town known for surfing and fishing.
What he found was a modern David and Goliath story.
Tahoe rarely has this narrative, which makes us all understand that Respect of each others interaction with Nature and our interconnected way of life is intimate and matters.
Read Jeremy’s book and reflect on our own Battle for Paradise.
In 2004, a businessman with financial backing proposed building a yellowfin tuna farm in the small Costa Rican town bordering Panama. The fishery could have polluted the area, reduced the fish population Pavones depended on for income, and threatened the waves surfers love to ride.
Evans’ book,“Battle For Paradise: Surfing, Tuna and One Town’s Quest to Save a Wave,” documents the struggle to prevent the fishery’s development.
Evans’ career includes stints at The Nevada Appeal in Carson City, Nevada, The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington, and the Tahoe Daily Tribune. He also authored “In Search of Powder: A Story of America’s Disappearing Ski Bum,” which explores the vanishing small ski towns in America.