Yes we will have an annual tree planting event for Earth Day, where they can come and plant trees and visit the one's we already planted. They can also come at any time of the yaer we have an Inn that they can stay at (This might have an additional cost) or come as volunteers.
Yes, we want to release some of the rescued wildlife in this rainforest. As largely arboreal primates, titi monkeys primarily feed on fruits in the tree canopy, but will also eat leaves, insects, birds' eggs and small invertebrates. Three toed sloths eat leaves, shoots, and fruit from the trees and get almost all of their water from juicy plants. So our rainforest will provide all the nutrients the animals eat require.
- How long will it take for the trees to mature?
We grow our trees are saplings in a nursery, from 6 months to 1 1/2 years and then they are planted in our rainforest. The maturity depends on the specie of tree but usually take from 3 - 7 years to mature. The trees will be raised for a minimum of 20 years and most will be there forever.
- reforestation in Peru and California, eg where is it, how many trees, have you learnt anything from these projects that will be useful for the reforestation in Costa Rica?
Because we are a California based charity we want to give back to the community by planting trees in California. We work with the Sugar Pine Foundation, they are located in Northern California in Lake Tahoe. We have not planted any trees with them yet, because we just started the program 2 months ago and are waiting for donations to come in for the California Project. They are a non-profit dedicated to restoring the natural regeneration of white pines in the Tahoe region and beyond.
We also want to help reforestation efforts in the Amazon and found a great partner ACCA - Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica, this is also a new project that depends on the amount of donations we receive for the area. They are committed to planting the trees and taking care of them as well as providing jobs for local indigenous people. Acca is a Peruvian non-profit organization that, since 1999, works every day in the conservation and enhancement of the Amazonian forests, generating sustainable alternatives for the people and supporting the education of children, youth and adults.
Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) is a 501 (c)(3) U.S. non-profit organization that works with local and international community to save the rainforest, with our reforestation, corporate social responsibility, wildlife sanctuary and bridge programs.