Volunteers in Costa Rica
During July 2022, the first summer volunteer program of the year took place. We had six volunteers gather at the Green Life II Preserve, one of which was only for a week. The other five stayed for the full three packed weeks.
After two wonderful and challenging weeks, we all moved to La Cangreja National Park where we continued our work, monitoring and learning activities for one week. The biggest task was the demolition of the so-called Green House, a large covered shed where tree seedlings were stored.
During this trip Leonel showed us the beauty of one of the smallest but beautiful national parks in Costa Rica. The final icing on the cake was a visit to a private reserve where we were amazed by the beautiful waterfalls. This final day was rounded off with a sumptuous lunch in the centre of this reserve. We had no choice but to say goodbye to La Cangreja NP and the wonderful people who work here as rangers. We have agreed to help organize this year’s World Ranger Day here on August 2, 2022, which will be part of the second volunteer program, so once again we have something to look forward to.