One entry = one tree. The more entries the more trees planted, so tell your friends. And to show our gratitude, three lucky entrants will each win a $100 prAna gift card. You deserve it!
Your tree will be planted on the northern slopes of Ecuador's Rumiñahui Volcano in Hacienda El Porvenir. It will help regenerate high Andean forests, provide crucial habitat for wildlife and protect the soil for productive agricultural use & the watershed that supplies water to Quito. Since 1998, nearly 400,000 native trees have been planted as part of this reforestation project. The goal is one million. Every tree, every entry, helps reach this goal.
Does this sound familiar? It should. Last year, with our local Peru partners, Adventure Life funded reforestation projects in the Cachiccata and Socma communities. Two thousands native Tara trees were planted. You can view pictures of us hard at work in a Peru photo journal. The Tara tree does double-duty: It helps restore native flora in the region and the tree's fruit also draws a good price at markets – offering a sustainable source of income for local families within the communities.
Want to dig in the dirt yourself? Our Cotopaxi Service Project Trip invites you to directly help with reforestation and conservation initiatives in Cotopaxi National Park and on private reserves within the Condor Biosphere. It's one of my favorite Ecuador tours, designed to give back to our local hosts.