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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: La Reserva Forest Foundation restores and preserves native tropical forests for all living things by planting diverse tree species, educating people, partnering with land-owners and inspiring all to share our vision.

Geographic areas served: Tropical forest belt around the world

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Harold8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LRFF under the compassionate and dedicated leadership of Roberta Ward Smiley and Daniel Wilson, along with their many amazing volunteers, are bringing about necessary and measurable results. Not only do they positively impact the reforestation in Costa Rica, they are educating and inspiring countless others around the world to embark on similar efforts to help restore our precious planet.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a retiree living in Costa Rica, I found myself looking for a volunteer opportunity. Happily, I went to La Reserva!! I found inspiration, friendship and a small group of dedicated folks determined to reforest and restore the natural world - while endlessly and creatively seeking funding. If our planet can be saved from the ravages of humanity, La Reserva will be among the most influential! Micaela

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Donor

Rating: 5

From my father, with whom i had a more than lifelong sore contact, i inherited money, during his life and after he eventually passed with 86 yrs of age. I was never an example of gratitude, and could have spent it wiser. - The repeating thoughts were, i want your love, and not your money - Slowly though forgiveness and acceptance did seep through, and somehow early this year i needed to do something again. Trees and planting trees, has a place in my heart. Unfortunately I don't have land of my own to plant on. Roberta's dedication and enthusiasm in this had already touched me over the years. In the name of my father i made quite a big donation to LRFF, and now a grove is planted there, with his name. Their response, and the effect it had on me was overwhelming, beyond words. I cried and cried....... Something good happened on various levels.

Helena B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so amazed by the dedication and progress of La Reserva Forest Foundation. They have planted over 70,000 trees in the past four years. I feel grateful to be able to help my planet by donating to people who are willing to go out in to the jungle, trudge through the rivers and dig in the dirt to lovingly plant trees. I like to help physically plant the trees as well but I donate as much as I can to support this very important work. Trees produce oxygen and clean our air what could be more important?

Midge S.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been to La Reserva and had a wonderful experience there. These people care so very much and work so very hard. We saw some of the trees they had planted and how much they had changed the environment. Great Job!!

Donor

Rating: 5

many thanks to La Reserva for thaking care of mother earth.

lunja

Donor

Rating: 5

Giving to this organization is a no-brainer. They do good work that benefits not only the area, the people, and animals but the globe.

Donor

Rating: 5

I met Dan and Roberta thru a mutual friend who lives in Costa Rica. We had the pleasure of Roberta taking us on a tour of the reserve and showing us the diversity of flora and fauna in her backyard. Thru their hard work and dedication to the cause, their grass roots efforts are helping to restore the vital oxigen producing and carbon capturing abilities of tropical rain forests.
Hat's off to them and continued sucess in their future endeavors.
Charles

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been happy to help support the work of LRFF. Roberta and Dan have dedicated themselves to reforestation and to the preservation of disappearing species, not for personal gain (in fact, they have put their own needs second to their work,) but for the greater good.