Finca Santa Cruz reforestation, visited in June
I would like to update you with some good news about our reforestation efforts made possible thanks to you.
Last month, I traveled to El Salvador where I met with several farmers in the rural countryside. They shared information about their efforts to rebuild forests quickly by using cuttings from trees, and by planting seedlings sprouted from a seed and managed in an at-home nursery. The information they shared will go into the tree planting manual that we are developing to be both a manual and digital guide.
During this same trip, I met with local children and local surfers at the La Punta or Punta Roca surf break to locate sites for tree-planting. Then, we led a public tree-planting together with the World Surf League nonprofit WSL PURE and the tourism development association Oriente Salvaje. This planting only involved some 30 or so native plants, but it went a long ways towards building awareness around the relevance of river and forests to ocean conservation. Thank you supporting our efforts to restore native vegetation.
We are also getting closer to our big vision to support "farmer mediated natural regeration" with people, young and old. To reach many people and grow more trees, we have designed a digital platform that will promote restoration using native species. Recently, with your support, we have been meeting weekly with a global digital company that is offering us pro-bono support to build a business plan for this digital, forest-promoting project. We will keep you updated as we develop this digital reforestation plant. We are grateful that you support our ambitions to plant trees and create social and economic benefits for farmers. Thank you.
Finally, it is rainy season and so we have also begun efforts to cut back weeds and competing grasses from recent reforestation areas in Nicaragua. Your support makes it possible to do the long, committed work of sustaining trees even after the first few months.
Thank you again for your incredible support! We could not do this work without you.
Endangered spider monkeys in reforestation area
Discussing restoration in rural El Salvador
Maintaining reforestation areas