Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest

by OISCA International
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest

Project Report | Jun 7, 2017
To the Supporters of our Project in Tohoku, Japan

By Kazuyo Suzuki | OISCA Coastal Forests Restoration Project-Staff

Aerial picture of the planting site.
Aerial picture of the planting site.

It has been 6 years since the Coastal Forest Restoration Project started in 2011. With the generous support of many people worldwide, including the Global Giving donors, we have finished 75% of the tree planting work over 65 hectares. As of the end of April 2017, we have raised the 53% of our target budget of 12 million dollars. Here, we would like to express our deep gratitude to a great number of donors all over the world.

The Japanese Government announced on April 28 the recipients of the “1st Infrastructure Maintenance Grand Award” newly established to commend groups and individuals who carried out outstanding approaches and technological development related to the infrastructural maintenance. From among 248 applicants nationwide, the OISCA project was selected as one of the awardees of the “Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award”. We believe that our project was highly valued for having garnered strong support from private corporations, organizations and individuals and also for active participation of thousands of volunteers yearly in the field work. We take pride and gained confidence in the appreciation by the national government. We think that all the stakeholders as a whole received this prestigious award.

On May 20, the “4th Tree Planting Ceremony” was held at the project site in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, and a total of 530 people ranging from the age of 2 years to 85 years took part. Although there are many supporters both at home and overseas who want to plant trees on site, those who live in Miyagi Prefecture were given priority because we think that it is the locals who would protect and develop the coastal forest in the future, and we would like to make the forest to be loved by the locals.

Meanwhile, during the initial stages of the project, we have been exploring ways to involve the youths but we could not get exemplary results. However, last January, the principal of Natori Kita Senior High School, a school several km away from the planting site, requested OISCA to make remarkable speech to the students about the disaster. Toshimichi Yoshida, Project Manager of OISCA mentioned about the following “You may help us once a year or once in three years. When you feel like doing something, please do give us a helping hand. The power of one person is small, but we want to increase the number of those who would like to utilize their power.” Two months later, 100 students joined the tree planting ceremony

“Although it was my first time to participate in volunteer activities with such a large number of people, I have felt that the atmosphere is good and have fully realized the tremendous power of the people who gathered for one future. I want to unite the wish of many people and turn into a greater power for one goal”, commented by one of the volunteer students.

Another participant said: “I have realized for the first time that tree planting activity is not just planting trees but the subsequent caring work is very important.”

The maintenance work after planting trees is crucial. We would like to request for your continued support until the donations reach the targeted amount of one billion yen.

High School students planting seedlings
High School students planting seedlings
100 students after the tree planting activity
100 students after the tree planting activity
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Mar 10, 2017
OISCA Volunteer`s message to Global Giving Donors

By Anne Thomase | OISCA Volunteer

Dec 13, 2016
To the Supporters of our Project in Tohoku, Japan

By Toshimichi Yoshida | Director In Charge

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OISCA International

Location: Suginami-ku, Tokyo - Japan
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Project Leader:
Ma. Grazen Acerit
Suginami-ku , Tokyo Japan
$21,733 raised of $25,000 goal
 
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