Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

 
$6,026
$2,809
Raised
Remaining

Project Video

Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica
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Walking the Rio Sol

Walking the Rio Sol
You can see in this photo how the pasture to the river. The Forestry Law in CR states forest cover from 15 - 50 meters wide along rivers, creeks and arroyos (view small | med | large | orig)

Aracari eating a papaya

Aracari eating a papaya
This Aracari was happily feeding on a ripe papaya along the Rio Sol (view small | med | large | orig)

Preparing the land for planting

Preparing the land for planting
The Maleku Team worked very hard at Isidro Blanco Blanco's property to prepare the land for planting. You see them here working with machetes. They planted 1000 trees here the next day after all of the tall grasses were cleared. Hot work! (view small | med | large | orig)

Maleku Art and Artists

Maleku Art and Artists
At the annual Maleku Festival beautiful and colorful hand painted masks, drums, rainsticks and other art are offered for purchase. Some of the people in this photo were participants in the community nurseries and received a check last December from LRFF. (view small | med | large | orig)

Nicida Elizondo, Maleku Elder

Nicida Elizondo, Maleku Elder
Nicida is wearing her traditional clothing made from the bark of the Mastate tree. She was also a participant in the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project by creating a nursery of more than 2500 trees and reforesting 2 hectares of her farm along the Rio Sol (view small | med | large | orig)

Isidro Blanco Receives His Check

Isidro Blanco Receives His Check
Daniel Spreen, LRFF treasurer, signing the check for Isidro's participation in the Rio Sol project. Isidro created a nursery of 1000 trees to reforest his 1 hectare of land along the Rio Sol. These checks helped more that 30 different families last December and was used to improve their life by paying old debts or new household appliances. (view small | med | large | orig)

First hole

First hole
This is the first hole dug to plant the very first tree in the Rio Sol project in May, 2011 (view small | med | large | orig)

Jimmy Acosta Elizondo

Jimmy Acosta Elizondo
LRFF field director standing beside trees planted in June 2011, Rio Sol project (view small | med | large | orig)

Bienvenido and Jimmy

Bienvenido and Jimmy
LRFF's friends standing in the shade of a Teak tree planted December 2011, Rio Sol project (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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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

Where is this project located?

Map of Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica