From Restoring Our Watershed
Restoring Our Watershed and the Nandamojo’s Blue Flag Committee succeeded in bringing 6,000 trees to our valley last week. The saplings will be used to complete six strategic reforestation projects throughout our valley, representing approximately 14 acres.
The projects are focused on the most critical areas of the watershed, especially riparian zones (the areas along creek and river banks). One will establish a windbreak at the mouth of the watershed, which will reduce desiccating winds and help keep topsoil and water from blowing out of the Nandamojo.
The trees were donated by Costa Rica’s national electric company (ICE), and transportation costs were paid using funds raised during a zip line event at Hacienda La Norma. Two members of the Blue Flag committee traveled with ROW’s executive director, Matt Rosensteele, to a nursery in the city of Tilarán to retrieve them.
Ten different native species, some of which are in danger of extinction, were selected for the projects.
Tierra Pacifica supports the mission and work of Restoring Our Watershed. A clean, healthy river system means better water and a healthy ecosystem for all of the Nandamojo’s residents.