Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

 
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has made updates to their project page.
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Onward and Upward
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and Founder
    Thank you, muchas gracias, mercí and afepakian…those are the only first words appropriate for this final progress report for the “Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica”. It’s been the most gratifying project for LRFF to date and will remain in our memories as our first really...
    • 5 months ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 1 donation
    • 6 months ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 2 donations
    • 8 months ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Growing, Growing, Growing!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and Founder
    I was going through the pics I have stored on my iPhone recently and was astounded at the stages of growth for this project. Have a look for yourself in this report.   Thank you for being generous in supporting this project. It’s been a work in progress for more than 2 1/2 years and together we have planted over...
    • 8 months ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 1 donation
    • 9 months ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 1 donation
    • 11 months ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    MORE Before and After Inspiration
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    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...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 19 donations
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Before and After Inspiration
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    Two weeks ago it was time for the quarterly inspection of the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. You guys remember because you helped us plant 35,000+ trees in a continuous corridor along the Sol River in partnership with different Maleku Tribe landowners. I went on October 3rd and got the most pleasant surprise. I...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Getting Personal
    By - Courtney Caldwell - LRFF Intern/Volunteer
    The Rio Sol Biological Corridor Project has been near and dear to my heart for the past two years. I started donating a portion of my very small college student budget to the project to help off-set my carbon footprint and to support LRFF. In the last two years, I also saved up more money to come down to Costa Rica and...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Rio Sol Biological Corridor
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    This project has run into a problem and I think it’s very important to tell you about it. LRFF has one employee and that’s only part time work, one or two days a week, his name is Jimmy Acosta Elizondo, LRFF’s field director. All other work is temporary for planting or maintenance. Oh, what a team we all...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    We're Almost There
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    We are almost finished with the maintenance of the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. The second week of January we did another walk of the corridor with Jimmy Acosta, our field director, walking under the shade of all the trees planted in 2011 – 2012. Jimmy is now doing the maintenance on his own and does a weekly...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 59 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    All I Want For Christmas
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    This is exciting news! We have edited the budget and project description on this project to reflect only three more months of tree maintenance. Have a look at the project page again and see what I mean. We have made it our star project for end of year funding. It will take very little to finish the funding because the trees...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Going forward, the biological corridor
    By - Robert Pearson - Executive Assistant
    The Rio Sol project, and its smaller sister project ‘Across the River’ are currently at a stand still as we await further funding. Our young trees need constant maintenance in order to survive the difficult first year of life, when grasses and herbivores pose great threats. Recently we have received enough to...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Maintaining the Rio Sol
    By - Charlotte Hallaways - Executive Administrative Assistant LRFF/CR
    As most of you know in January 2012 LRFF and the Maleku finished planting the last of the 35,000 trees that now make up the Rio Sol Biological Corridor. This project is a vital start for the Maleku in recuperating the ancestral land that was taken from them and destroyed in the 19th century. This enormous project that has...
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has made updates to their project page.
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has made updates to their project page.
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Super Progress!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    LRFF/CR received a very generous donation (thank you dear friend) in February for the Rio Sol Biological Corridor and this has enabled the crew to continue the maintenance on the project. I’ve been going to Guatuso every other week to pay the crew and see the progress of maintenance and tree growth. The photos tell...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    We Did It!!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and CEO, LRFF
    I have great news to report here in the first part of 2012 as well as a concern to share with you.   The great news is that on December 20th LRFF/CR and the Maleku planting team finished planting more than 31,000 of the 35,000 trees that is the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. All of the trees were purchased from...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 61 donations
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    2011 - THANK YOU, LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and CEO, LRFF
    *Read on, this project is urgently in need of funding. Since writing this update a week ago the trees are planted and maintenance is being done as I write, but we are without funds to continue the maintenance for two years and plant the final 4000 trees in this excellent project. This past week Grupo MPD S.A. (Manejo...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Changing Day By Day
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and Founder, La Reserva Forest Foundation
    November 17 and 18 Jimmy Acosta, Bienvenido Cruz and myself did the tree inventory of the nurseries growing trees for the second phase planting of the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. The final count was 20,250 and over 95 species. I felt very fortunate to write all of the checks to the 18+ nursery owners on my...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    We're Coming On!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    The Rio Sol Biological Corridor with our family, the Maleku. In Guatuso, where the three villages are found with the Rio Sol running through, the soil is sticky gray/brown clay. This is one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Costa Rica and the growth of the trees planted in June is astounding. Here is a photo that...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Trees and People, Working Together
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - President and Founder, La Reserva Forst Foundation
    Almost one month ago KC Woods and his dad, Ken came to La Reserva for a visit. KC said he needed to see first hand what we are doing here since being elected to the LRFF/US board. We went to the Maleku Reserve to see the trees planted thus far in the Rio Sol project. We were amazed at what we found! The trees had been...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Nothing But Progress
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - President and Founder, La Reserva Forst Foundation
    There has been nothing but progress here in Costa Rica at LRFF. You’ll be very proud to be part of the synchronistic and accelerating work of this great organization. I’ll recount this story with photos and chronologically. We left off last time after paying the landowners for the trees in their nurseries in...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    14,330 Trees Planted in 10 Days!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - President and Founder, La Reserva Forst Foundation
    March 18, 2011 - LRFF, the Maleku people and etnies shoes (Sole Technology) inaugurated the Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree campaign (BASPAT) for the Rio Sol Biological Corridor with a grand event and ceremonial tree planting. June 2011 - Since the inauguration etnies has been promoting the BASPAT campaign all around the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    It’s Planting Time Again
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    Three great volunteers are with us at La Reserva, Kelsey Standingdeer, Jessica Munson and Joey Owle. They have planted about 1000 trees this past week, replacing seedlings that didn’t survive in projects that have been planted within the last two years. Yesterday we went to the Maleku Reserve in Guatuso to take an...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Onward and Upward
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    There is a lot of news to report on the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. Sole Technology, makers of etnies shoes, has given us two fundraising deadlines for matching funds. The 31st of March was our first deadline and we hade to raise $5000 by that date. We put out an urgent request for donations during the last week...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    River Forest and Indigenous People
    By - Mary Blizzard - Founding member of LRFF
    We are particularly excited about this project as it will bring back native forest to the native peoples of Costa Rica. Already nurseries have been started with a total of 15,000 trees which will be planted onto 15 hectares in June and July. We continue to negotiate with other land holders along the Rio Sol with a goal of...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    TRAVELING THE SOL RIVER
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    The Rio Sol Biological Corridor project has already received some donations. The 35 hectare forest restoration project was inspired by Sole Technology, the makers of Etnies shoes and our friends the Maleku Indians of Guatuso. Roian Atwood, Corporate Sustainability Manager for Sole, who has been watching LRFF’s...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 8 donations
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  • Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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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