Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica

 
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica has received 6 donations
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $1,409 from an original funding goal of $7,438!
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    A big thank you!
    By - Robert Pearson - Executive Assistant
    Thanks to a generous donation of $600 to offset the donor CO2 emissions, Omar Quesada has been paid the minimum he deserves for continuing to protect his rainforest and keep his granddaughter in school.   Although free primary education is a universal right in Costa Rica, many families struggle to find the cash to...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Investing in our collective future
    By - Charlotte Hallaways - Executive Administrative Assistant LRFF/CR
    Every year the Quesada family protect 93 ha of native rainforest from being sold and developed; their efforts protect countless species, promote biodiversity and remove over a thousand tons of carbon yearly from our atmosphere.  They do this out of their love for the forest and continue to protect it from the very real...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    The Check Is In Their Hands
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and CEO, LRFF
    Because of your great generosity during the holiday season we were able to pay Omar and Miriam Quesada 10% of their environmental service payment for their 93 hectare forest property on the slopes of Miravalles Volcano. Other hopeful news for the Quesada’s is the possibility of the long awaited REDD forest carbon...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Moving in the Right Direction
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and CEO, LRFF
    We are moving in the right direction with this project. Many generous donations were received during the month of December from employees at the Eli Lilly company. Thank you so much for caring about Omar and Miriam Quesada. At Christmas time Omar and Miriam came to visit as they do almost every year. I was excited about the...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica has received 18 donations
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    1115 Metric Tons CO2/Year
    By - Rebecca Bell - Executive Administrative Assistant-LRFF/CR
    Omar Quesada has conserved this 93-hectare rain forest for decades. He, and his daughter Miriam, must come up with the resources to provide an education for Miriam’s daughter. She has only a couple of years of school left to graduate with a degree. Although Miriam works they live in constant financial distress and her...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Help a Girl, and the Forest as Well
    By - Kerry Smith - Freelance writer for LRFF/US
    Omar Quesada would like to continue maintaining the 93 hectares of tropical rainforest under his care--930,000 square meters that sequester 1,116 tonnes of CO2 per year and help to protect the biodiversity of untold beneficial species. For every hectare lost to the deforestation often necessary for local inhabitants to...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica has made updates to their project page.
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Forest As Pharmacy
    By - Mary Blizzard - Secretary of LRFF/US
    If you’re lucky enough to visit Costa Rica you can’t help but be amazed by the fecundity of life there. Upon entering the forest one is surrounded by an abundance of green growth. A single mature tree is host to thousands of life forms: vines, bromeliads, epiphytes, tree frogs, and much more all demonstrating by...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Heroes in our Midst
    By - Mary Blizzard - Founding member of LRFF
    I often find myself wishing that we heard more stories of ordinary people who have acted heroically in their lives. Omar Quesada is such a person, despite economic pressures, despite the fact that nearly all his neighbors have sold out and allowed their land to be deforested, Omar has held firm in his conviction that...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Give ‘em Hope in Hard Times
    By - Mary Blizzard - Founding member of LRFF
    If you’ve been to Costa Rica you’ve undoubtedly been impressed by the abundance of life there. Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to take a tour through one of the many forested areas and been able to see first hand the fecundity of life. One has to simply listen in the morning hours to hear a multitude...
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  • Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Conserving Forest on a Volcano
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    I was up at the Miravalles Volcano just last week. My friends and I make an annual trip to acquire the excellent volcanic clay that comes form this area. While there I looked up at the northern flank of Miravalles and was astounded at the deforestation, how high up on the volcano it reached. Surely cattle would roll down...
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  • Kevin Conroy
    Kevin Conroy So just to clarify - this project is to raise funds to preserve the rainforest by paying this family to continue doing the great work that they're doing and allow them to educate their daughter? Totally a win-win.
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    • Roberta Ward Smiley
      Roberta Ward Smiley Thank you Kevin. You are so right, everybody and every living being wins when we preserve and restore the Earth's vital tropical forests. A roundabout way to help all life that lasts way into the future. LET'S GET PLANTING AND PRESERVING!
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Organization

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
http://www.lrff.org

Project Leader

Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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