Las Mercedes Reforestation Project

Organization Description: 

Las Mercedes Reforestation Project was created with the idea of helping preserve the natural ecology of the country that is slowly being depleted due to lack of education and governmental support. Trees are a primary source of cooking, building and heating, but as a result the landscape of the country is being ravaged due to constant chopping down of trees.
The Goals and Objectives of the Project
● To help the ecology of Nicaragua and help save the tropical rainforest.
● To protect the local wild life by providing shelter and protection for some of the species.
● To provide jobs to the local community in order to sustain itself.
● To provide local families and small communities with technical advice so they may learn to produce their own organic food and make use of all their natural resources without harming or destroying.
● To help educate the local community how to protect and preserve the natural ecology by utilizing the three R‚?s: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
● To provide a training grounds for volunteers world-wide that wish to make a difference on our planet by educating and planting one tree at a time.

Las Mercedes, Ocotal
Savana Grande Community, 00000
Mission Statement: 

Our mission at Las Mercedes is to help restore loss by replanting trees. This is a difficult and ongoing job, but with the help of volunteers this mission can be accomplished. Additionally, we also plan, with the help of volunteers, to establish and build an educational reserve center where locals and visitors alike can learn and cooperate in contributing to this massive effort needed to undo some of the damage that has been done to the local ecology.

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