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Review for La Reserva Forest Foundation, Shelby Twp, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A real grass-roots organization, LRFF puts all its efforts into planting trees and protecting existing forested areas. We have planted over 100,000 trees in the 6 years we've been in existence and have plans in the works to plant another 70,000! We are helping combat global climate change, protecting water sheds, providing biological corridors for migratory animals, and educating people about the critical role tropical forests play in the health of our planet.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for La Reserva Forest Foundation, Shelby Twp, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first experienced the work of La Reserva Forest Foundation 6 years ago on a tour through their preserve with Roberta Ward Smiley, founder, as my guide. What she helped me see was that small changes in the environment have a huge impact on all surrounding life. The growth of LRFF over the past few years has been impressive, the most recent project put 38,000 trees in the ground in an area that will improve the lives of flora & fauna and the indigenous people living there. I appreciate being able to work for a non-profit where I know monies raised are NOT being used for advertising or fund-raising but are going directly to reforestation efforts.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for La Reserva Forest Foundation, Shelby Twp, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

La Reserva has the simple mission of planting trees to help heal the earth. Last year they planted 10,000 trees, this year plans are in the works to triple that number. La Reserva works with local farmers, foreign born residents, and indigenous people - whoever wants to join in the campaign to reforest areas with native species and to preserve existing forests.
The dedication of LRFF Founders, Roberta Ward Smiley and Dan Spreen Wilson are an inspiration They embody selfless devotion to their work. Tours through the La Reserva preserve in Costa Rica have transformed the lives of many among whom I am happy to take my place.

Role:  Board Member & I've planted trees, put together numerous fund-raisers for specific planting projects, and now serve as a board member.