Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Feb 14, 2012

We Did It!!

1st trees planted, Rio Sol Corridor, 5 mos. after
1st trees planted, Rio Sol Corridor, 5 mos. after

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 the participating families the week before planting began November 28th. Just after the first of the year the planting team went to work to plant the last 4000 trees of this project. They completed their work on January 27th.  Kudos to all involved!
Over the next two years it will be necessary to perform supportive maintenance for all 35,000 trees to keep the invasive, non-native pasture grasses from over-whelming them. My concern is funding for this part of the project, which will require a little over $1,000 a month for the next two years.
We have worked hard to raise funds as this project has moved forward. We have received donations from many of you specifically for this project. Our organization has used undesignated prize money to contribute more than $10,000. From a budget of $60,500 we now need just $25,000 more; this says much for our tenacity. 
A further positive note is that we have created an enormous amount of positive energy with the Maleku people, they believe in us. We have shown them that when we say something we do it. This is a new experience for them and we deeply want to keep such positive energy going.

I am writing for your help. We are committed to keeping these trees alive and thriving but we need your help to do so. Please help us spread the word by sharing the link with friends, family and co-workers. Together we’ve planted 35,000 trees, together we will ensure they thrive.

Thank you from Mother Earth and all of us here at LRFF.

Olivia in her most excellent nursery for corridor
Olivia in her most excellent nursery for corridor
Hauling trees w/tractor and trailer
Hauling trees w/tractor and trailer
Hauling spools of wire for fencing
Hauling spools of wire for fencing
Last trees planted in the Rio Sol Bio Corridor
Last trees planted in the Rio Sol Bio Corridor



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

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

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by La Reserva Forest Foundation that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.