A giant kapok tree on the newly acquired land.
We are very happy to announce that yesterday, May 20th, marked the date of Camino Verde´s purchase of 100 more acres of rainforest in Tambopata, Peru. It is thrilling to complete this important chapter in our work. Thank you for your support!
Meanwhile, we are continuing to check off items from this project´s list of goals. We reached the 1000-tree mark last month: 1000 trees planted this planting season, bringing the total number of tree species we´ve planted to 225, and the number of planted trees that we maintain to around 7000!
In other news, in April we enjoyed a visit from a GlobalGiving roving representative, who certified Camino Verde as a "vetted organization" and helped us explore new ways to work with GlobalGiving to expand our work in preserving the rainforest and its biodiversity.
Next up: in August we will begin work on our on-site plant nursery, an element of this project that will allow us to propagate tree seedlings at our center, avoiding transportation costs and petrol usage in getting tree seedlings to their final home. We are being funded in the nursery creation endeavor by grants from the Marjorie Grant Whiting Center, and First Parish Social Action Grants of Concord, Massachusetts. And by you!
Thanks again for your interest and support. 100 acres of rainforest thank you!