Environment Day, 2007 day of planting
That is the question in this project update.
I visited recently with Ana Cecilia while recording an inaugural radio program at the local Radio Cultural Tilaran. Ana is the attorney for the Municipality of Tilaran, our home town.
This project has been posted on GlobalGiving since June of 2010. I was interested whether Ana would accept $100/hectare/year for envirnomental service payments, thus lowering the budget by $2000. I asked her to call and let me know but no response. In actual direct donations this project has only received $625.00. I transferred $762.00 in donations, from an earlier project on GlobalGiving called “Finca Salvaje” and that wasn’t doing well, to the Chocüaco Forest Corridor project. That brought the total donations to $1387.00. The total budget to implement this project is $10,071.00.
When a project has been posted for one year and hasn’t earned a minimum of 50% of the funding I am tempted (and usually do) ask the donors if they would agree to move their donation to another project, of the same type, that is in full swing or closer to being funded. What do you think? Shall we close out this project and move these donations over to the “Rio Sol Biological Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica”? This is a project in implementation that still lacks funding, a project in full swing. Check out the link below to the project page. We have the majority of funding in place from our corporate sponsor, etnies shoes, donations received from us a LRFF and you on the GlobalGiving site plus three grants submitted, two of which are super promising.
Let me know your thoughts and don’t be surprised if I contact you soon for permission to put the funds into the Rio Sol project. Thank you all for your support of this project. Let’s use that support to…
GET PLANTING AND KEEP PLANTING!
Environment Day 2010, 4 years after planting
Pasture at La Reserva, 1988 (see post)
Same pasture after 8 yrs regeneration (see post?)