Rio Sol, Across the River, Maleku Reserve, Guatuso

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Jul 3, 2013

We Got It Covered!

Give Back with Strack
Give Back with Strack

This project is now funded. :)) Thank you for your generous contributions to the "Rio Sol, Across the River" project. Below is the story about how this project and two others LRFF had on GlobalGiving were instantly funded. Read on.....

Announcing the partnership of Strack Transportation and La Reserva Forest Foundation.

Restoring tropical forests for ALL life! 

Zoe spent two months at La Reserva in Costa Rica rehabilitating after being electrocuted on power lines. Matt and Mia visited during that time and we all agreed, Zoe is the “Ride with Strack and Give Back” initiative’s most awesome mascot. She is now free in the forest at La Reserva. The entire reforestation project is being financed by a small surcharge Matt has added to each of his clients ride. They're happy about it. 

Rio Sol, Across the River is included in the "Ride With Strack and Give Back" intiative. Ever Mejias, the owner of the property is participating in the project with 3 hectares of old pastureland on the west side of the Rio Sol. LRFF planted 35,000 in a continuous biological corridor on the east side of the river in 2012. This is the first on the other side. 

At Elias Cruz’s "For The Monkeys" project three different species of monkeys are trying to survive in a narrow tree corridor along the Guacalillo River.

You see them in the below photos…baby Mantled-howler Monkey, Spider Monkey and the White-faced or Capuchin monkey.

Fear not, the “Ride with Strack Initiative” will increase their habitat by 6 hectares (18 acres). 

"Educational Reforestation in La Fortuna" is being planted this coming September as part of the initiative, as well. This is the Gonzalez family and they have been operating a small eco/educational tourism business on their property. The ½ hectare (500 trees) that Strack and LRFF restore on their property will be used to teach and inspire the many busloads of visitors they receive as guests each month. That old pasture with banana trees, that you see in the photo, will be a thriving young forest in less than 5 years.

Thank You

Mia feeding Zoe
Mia feeding Zoe
Elias Cruz Quintanilla
Elias Cruz Quintanilla
Baby Mantled-howler Monkey
Baby Mantled-howler Monkey
Spider Monkey in meditation?
Spider Monkey in meditation?
White-faced or Capuchin Monkey
White-faced or Capuchin Monkey
Ever Mejia, Rio Sol, Across the River project
Ever Mejia, Rio Sol, Across the River project
Ever's planting area
The Gonzalez
The Gonzalez's
Gonzalez planting area
Gonzalez planting area



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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Matthew Lee
Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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