Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – This Earth Day, April 22nd, Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) planted 400 trees on their property, in Las Mesas de Parrita All where they are reforesting over 250 acres of an old teak plantation as part of its continued reforestation program. KSTR has planted over 10,500 trees to date and have a goal to plant 10,000 trees this year and for the next 10 years. KSTR is actively recruiting volunteers who would like to join them as they work hard to save the rainforest of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
KSTR’s biologist who has been involved in KSTR’s reforestation programs and planting trees for many years was there. KSTR provided the trees, cold water and snacks (e.g. fruits, cookies,etc…) and asked volunteers to bring shovels, gloves, water bottles, sun screen, bug spray, rain gear and wear a pair of boots. They also extended the invitation to businesses looking to get involved. And for those who cannot be present to help during the event, KSTR will happily plant a tree on your behalf through a donation, which can be made via their website.
The trees consisted of 33 different native species That’s including fruit bearing trees and others. Some have large roots to stop landslides in the rain. The trees were donated by Empresa Propietaria de la Red. An electric and telecommunications company servicing Central America who is passionate about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping the planet.
Earth Day is a day that celebrates world-wide efforts for environmental protection and raises awareness for important causes including wildlife conservation, ending plastic pollution, climate change and more. KSTR encourages everyone to do their part and help this planet we all call home.
SOURCE: KIDS SAVING THE RAINFOREST
Fueled by the desire to save the Costa Rican rainforest and its inhabitants, KSTR has planted over 10,500 trees and built nearly 150 wildlife bridges over roads, which has prevented over 22 different wildlife species from getting hit by cars or getting electrocuted. Twenty years later, KSTR is successfully helping to educate people around the world about the ecological importance of the rainforest through their onsite education center, tours, camp programs, and school outreach programs. KSTR continues to reach out to businesses around the globe to help with their mission. “I have been with KSTR since its inception and the most rewarding part is releasing any animal that has come into our care back into their natural habitat,” said Rice.
This incredible organization has captured the hearts of wildlife and conservation lovers from all over the world as evidenced by their enormous social following (e.g. 8k+ followers on Instagram, 9k+ followers on Facebook, 100k+ views on Youtube) and 14.8k+ unique website visitors each month. Additionally, they’ve gained international attention from publications and organizations such as National Geographic, Teen People and the HuffingtonPost, to name a few.
For more information and details on KSTR’s initiatives visit their website at www.kidssavingtherainforest.org and watch their newest video celebrating 20 years of this amazing organization