La Reserva Forest Foundation

Rating: 4.7 stars   47 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 2933 Benedict Ln % Thomas Miller Shelby Twp MI 48316 USA

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
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EIN 26-3595528
(011) 506-8856-2
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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2012

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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.

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I simply feel good about this organization, and the good vibrations they radiate. I find it very touching what they are doing, doing good to nature, to humanity, helping and restoring and inspiring others to join them doing good, and feel good about life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask them to move into my backyard.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Rio Sol Corridor in Costa Rica. Which is serving multiple purposes.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Partly personal reasons, partly feeling the need to do a big donation again, for a good purpose, an investment in feeling GOOD.

What would you tell others about this organization?

LRFF is doing great work to the world, I am glad, feel inspired and honored to know them. For all those people who grow up, and live in apartments, ( so often dominated by tv and computer) who do not have a garden, this is a great way to relate to nature, to plant or to have others plant FOR them. Go visit them, - if possible - feel inspired! - or read up on the website.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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?

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!!

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Saw refrestation in Costa Rica.

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help them get more friends, more volunteers.

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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.

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I have seen the animals that enjoy their new forest homes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more exposure

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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I've seen the results of their efforts in their reserve and the many updates they send about their activities

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give them more resourses to continue their good work

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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I've seen the rapid rate at which reforestation occurs in the tropics - specifically on projects that Roberta and Dan have planted. It gives cause for hope.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

seek permanent funding for them that would allow them to continue and expand their work.

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