Last week Jimmy Acosta Elizondo, LRFF’s field director, performed the inspection of the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. Amazing progress has taken place again. Daniel and I went over on Thursday, January 16th, to do the inventory on the nursery that will be supplying the trees for our next planting coming up on the 31st of January. We also walked along the Rio Sol Corridor within Nicida’s property on the way to another piece she’s interested in restoring to forest this year.
As you probably remember the biological corridor project was planted the second half of 2011. Every time we walk any part of the corridor we’re amazed at how quickly the trees grow in the Guatuso area (we use no fertilizers or other growth inducing supplements). It must be the soil, sun, heat and rain because on this side of the mountain, west of Guatuso, the trees develop about ½ as fast.
Check out the photos and see for yourselves. We still need a small amount of funding to cover the inspections for the next 3 years and the administration costs, but thanks to you we’re almost there!
Plant it and they will come…and that’s what we’re seeing at the Maleku indigenous tribe reserve. The wildlife, flora and other fauna are returning and along with it more and more people want to restore parts of their land back to native forest.
On the way home Thursday afternoon, up over the beautiful mountain, I said to Daniel, “What a great life we have, eh. To be able to plant all those trees, watch them grow into a forest in two years time and be nurtured by those people we call our friends and family, the Maleku. We sure are blessed!
LET’S KEEP PLANTING!!
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