Portraits of Ecosystem Restoration in Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador

By Clay Plager-Unger | December 30, 2010

October-December, 2010 Pásalo bien,Clay

Thousands poured into the streets after coup attempt.

By Clay Plager-Unger | October 6, 2010

September 20-October 6, 2010 The dry season work continues. A few light drizzles have kept the trees moist enough to avoid having to water. In fact, the trees planted this past year look healthy enough so as to practically not need any manual watering at all. This is promising for the potential expansion of the revegetation project, since watering planted trees is such a time […]

Work on the new site behind the greenhouse continues.

By Clay Plager-Unger | September 20, 2010

August 25-September 20, 2010 Work on the new site behind the greenhouse continues. It is a rather large site with many trails to clear with machetes. The trails weave through existing foliage and around the contours of the land, making as much of the terrain as possible accessible for planting.  At the greenhouse, the seedbeds of Ceibo and Jaboncillo have germinated and the seedlings were […]

We may be planting upwards of three or four thousand trees this coming year.

By Clay Plager-Unger | August 24, 2010

August 5-24, 2010 We began breaking ground on the first revegetation site for the upcoming rainy season, 2011. The site is located on the hillside above the greenhouse and University Catolica. It is a large site that connects the space between a 2008 revegetation site with a site planted by Heather Crawford in 2005, which borders on a site from 2009 and 2010. Once planted, […]

2,400+ healthy trees in the greenhouse and 800 transplanted trees just outside waiting to be organized.

By Clay Plager-Unger | August 4, 2010

July 21 – August 4, 2010 While it remains somewhat humid, the dry season is noticeably creeping in. Plants and foliage are making their annual transformation from green to brown, yet the occasional precipitation helps out the trees we’ve planted. Volunteer traffic has been light, but hovers around 2-4 volunteers at a time. There’s Elodie, from France, and Arian, who is receiving University credit for […]

Fanny de Baird middle/high school seedbeds.

By Clay Plager-Unger | July 2, 2010

June 8 – July 2, 2010 Although the dry season weather has set in, there are still significant quantities of moisture floating around. It’s chilly and overcast most of the time; the sun only comes out occasionally. But despite this, it also sprinkles every once in a while. Some have described it as an invernillo, a mini-winter (rainy season). Most would say the weather has been […]