Washington Park News

1200 New Trees in Washington Slagbaai National Park

Kralendijk, 23 November 2016. Last Saturday more than 20 local volunteers together with non-profit organization Echo reforest 680 native trees in Washington Slagbaai National Park (WSNP). In total 1200 new trees have been planted. The ultimate goal is to reforest 2000 trees in WSNP at the end of the rainy season.

The reforestation area is about 1.3 hectares in size. Last Saturday ten volunteers from Cargill Salt Company and about ten other local volunteers planted 680 carefully selected native trees together with Echo and STINAPA. These 680 trees are planted in addition to the 500 trees that were planted in October. All volunteers were fully committed and worked very hard, and as a result there have been more trees planted in less time than the last reforestation event.

The Reforestation Project is commissioned by OLB (Public Entity Bonaire) and carried out by Echo. The project is financed through nature funds of the Dutch Ministry. Echo helps the unique dry forest of Bonaire recover by reforesting native trees in protected areas. More trees and a greater diversity will benefit fauna, soil, climate and the people of Bonaire!

If your company or organization would like to plant native trees together with Echo please contact Quirijn Coolen (quirijn@echobonaire.org or 785-4128) or Edshel Martha (edshelmartha@hotmail.com or 796 -2534).

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