MCLUS E Newsletter June 2009

A Father’s Day Gift from the Children’s Eternal Rainforest


As Father’s Day quickly approaches, we prepare to honor the men who taught us to play catch, helped us build tree forts, and lent their fatherly wisdom to enhance our lives. This Father’s Day, consider giving your dad or any man in your life who has acted as a father the priceless gift of the rainforest. By making a donation in his name to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica, you will not only give your dad a thoughtful present, but also make the world a better place for generations to come.

When you make a donation to the Monteverde Conservation League, you help secure and protect the development of crucial rainforest land; plus, you will receive a charming, printable PDF card to display a gift that will far outlast any neckties or golf clubs. You may choose to donate $10, $25, $50, or $100. Thank you for your support and for helping us honor fathers around the world this Father’s Day. The Children’s Eternal Rainforest would not exist with your generosity.

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Next Land Purchase for Children’s Eternal Rainforest


Thanks to our donors the Children’s Eternal Rainforest has just added another 20 acres.  It is an essential piece in the Pacific slope corridor that connects two pieces of the Children’s Rainforest.  Half of the land is still original forest, but the other half was cleared years ago and used as cattle pasture.  The Monteverde Conservation League will be able to reforest the compacted, degraded pasture with seeds from the nearby forest and recreate critical habitat.  This is the third land addition since we began the Land Purchase and Protection Campaign!!!

Whole Foods Markets Partner with New Chapter to Replant in Costa Rica


Last year WFM of southern California made a generous donation to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest including coming to Costa Rica to plant trees.  The land purchased is contiguous to the existing protected area but was deforested.  Now the new seedlings Whole Foods planted are taking advantage of the rainy season to get a good head start on returning habitat and food source for endangered species by creating a corridor to New Chapter’s organic farm and protected forest. Thanks Whole Foods and New Chapter!