La Libertad project celebrates milestone events
A Rocha Peru was pleased to sign an inter-institutional agreement at the National University of Trujillo in November, formalizing our existing partnership in the areas of nursery management, reforestation, environmental education, and volunteer support. Thanks to access to the university´s plant nursery and our dedicated volunteers, Jordan de la Cruz Castillo and Aracely Gonza Carnero, 1,200 Algarrobo (Prosopis spp.) seedlings were produced in 2014, of which 180 seedlings were planted in November at our reforestation site in Razuri. We are currently evaluating methods to increase our irrigation levels together with Razuri District Municipality in order to increase our planting capacity.
Much to the credit of our Environmental Youth Club members, and their dedicated preparations over several months, a re-inauguration ceremony was held on November 29th to celebrate the successful completion of their green areas project on Pasaje Arequipa in Razuri. The community event was attended by the Municipality´s District Mayor, Lupe Flores León, and A Rocha Peru’s Executive Director, Camille Allan, who were delighted see the green areas, enjoy dance performances, and congratulate the members of ‘Chicama Blue Planet’ and our team on the club´s success.