Sometimes, Rainforest Rescue purchases properties that are in need of some restoration work. It's a good thing our Daintree Rainforest Nursery is in great hands. Please see the story below:
When it comes to taking credit for the Daintree Rainforest Plant Nursery’s extraordinary outputs, Nursery Manager Edie Beitzel shies away from the spotlight. But Edie and her small band of volunteers must be doing something right – they propagated 6,000 rainforest plants last year growing up to 165 different rainforest species.
“We have 10 volunteers on the books doing various tasks, and about four come along regularly each week. They come for an enjoyable afternoon. They like to see the progress, from the seed stage, through to when they are planted in the ground.
On a typical day, I prepare the volunteers essential afternoon tea, move stock out to make space for new propagations, update the database, it’s pretty varied and planting.
It’s a challenge to keep up the diversity of species.
For example, some species might only fruit every two years – so it’s timing things for when we need them. We have to ensure there are enough species for projects, keep enough balance. For Cassowaries, it’s supplying the trees that they need, so that there’s always something fruiting.
I’ve been doing this job for a bit over two years. It’s interesting, flexible, there is always something surprising… I love learning about the rainforest and working with the volunteers. I also have three kids and they love being part of it too.”
Thank you friends. We value your support and if you're in a position to give a Year-End Tax-Deductible donation to the project, we would greatly appreciate it. There is a lot of work to be done, but having your support is a blessing. Happy Holidays!
Rainforest Rescue's TOP 5 Daintree Properties to Buy Back & Protect Forever
On behalf of Rainforest Rescue, I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your interest and generosity. Your actions and donations are a big reason why Rainforest Rescue is succeeding in its mission. In the past month alone, we (meaning Rainforest Rescue, GlobalGiving Donors and our other Members and Supporters) have succeeded in purchasing and protecting forever "our" 16th Daintree Rainforest property! Together, we have also planted 600 trees in a major Cassowary Corridor in Mission Beach, which is a town in the Cassowary Coast. Mission Beach is a major Cassowary Hotspot and Rainforest Rescue is working closely with great landcare groups and community groups (such as Mission Beach Cassowaries) to protect the Endangered Cassowary and its rainforest habitat.
Please read further on this great success. The posts below highlight why having your support is so very important and special.
I now ask that if the above work inspires you and fills you with a deep sense of pride, that you consider donating once again to this special conservation effort of ours on June 13, which is Bonus Day at GlobalGiving. On June 13, all donations made will be matched at 30% (up to $1,000 per donation) until the $75,000 in available matching funds are depleted. This is a great opportunity to see your donations go even farther and Rainforest Rescue would greatly appreciate the your support. Please note, matching funds are usually depleted by 1:00-2:00 PM so please donate early if you are able to help Rainforest Rescue take advantage of this great opportunity. Bonus Day starts at 12:01 EDT!! More information on Bonus Day can be found on the GlobalGiving website.
Thank you again friends for the action you have taken to help save the Endangered Cassowary and Australia's World Heritage Valued Tropical Rainforest. If you have any questions or comments you would like to share, please contact me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Donors & Friends,
On behalf of Rainforest Rescue, I am very happy to be reporting back to you today. Quickly, I would like to let all of you know that March 14th is Bonus Day at GlobalGiving!!! Donations will be matched at 30% starting at 12:01 AM EST and going until $50,000 in Matching Funds runs out. Funds DO run out quickly so if you can donate, please donate early. Thank You!!
I have a bunch of great news to share and a sad note as well. Since Cyclone Yasi hit in early February 2011, 21 Cassowary have been killed. Many were hit by cars while forging for food in areas struck particularly hard by the cyclone. With only around 1,000 adult Cassowary left in the wild in Australia, this news does indeed strike a cord. But thanks to donors (partners) like you, Rainforest Rescue is right on target and accomplishing our goals.
Every Wednesday we have volunteers helping us in our nursery. Right now, the following tree-planting activity is going on:
-- on Lot 46 Cape Tribulation Road, we achieved the planting of 1,000 trees in the month of February between periods of driving rain. This is a Rainforest Rescue property.
-- On target to plant 3,080 trees between April-June on the Cassowary Conservation Reserve in the Daintree Rainforest. This is a Rainforest Rescue property.
-- Great News!!! People Purchasing Power! Another Daintree Rainforest Property SAVED by donors like YOU and Rainforest Rescue!! See article below:
--And finally, we have 2 community tree planting events coming up in the Daintree Rainforest and the Mission Beach area in the Cassowary Coast. Both events will involve the broader community and the invitations are being prepared to go out now.
As you can see friends, Rainforest Rescue relies on its supporters, volunteers and donors keeping the faith and staying with us through thick and thin. Our strength comes from people like you standing side by side with us--and in many cases, helping us with the work on the ground. None of this can be accomplished without funds, which is why we greatly appreciate your continued support. Thank you very much for your time today friends and please do drop us a line from time to time. We would love to hear from you! What is it about the Cassowary that makes you such a fan? Have you ever seen a Cassowary in the wild in Australia or at a zoo? How long have you been interested in supporting Rainforest Conservation Initiatives?
Paul Medici & the entire Rainforest Rescue team!
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