Urban Reforestation Volunteer Program

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteers work at a public park surrounded by nature, great for bird watching 
  • Help at the conservatory while learning about Mayan agriculture
  • Help in the seed bank, growing and planting new trees 
  • Help with the inventory and get to know the plant medical uses
  • Watering and taking care of native plants, moving soil and typical chores are part of the day
  • Help to do urban reforestation when needed
  • Get to know locals from around the neighborhood who are interested in plants
  • Meet an incredible bunch of people while working here
  • A basic level of Spanish is helpful for this project, but not compulsory

Overview

Be a volunteer for the Urban Reforestation Program in Mexico and make a difference. As the Méridas population has grown alongside its blooming tourism sector, the environment has come under serious pressure. There is widespread deforestation throughout the Yucatan, and poor infrastructure has led to a situation where every year tons of commercial and residential waste gathered, which is never treated or recycled. Pollution has seeped into the soil and groundwater, which affects everything from the local wildlife to public health.

Volunteers work with a local environmental group dedicated to urban reforestation and environmental education. Volunteers provide labor to sustain local conservation efforts, as well as incredible energy and new perspectives to help educate the people about environmentally sustainable practices. You'll have to work for 5 days a week from Monday to Friday during the mornings, along with the local staff.

If you like to be amidst nature and get your hands dirty, then this project is for you! Here you will learn about Mayan agriculture, endemic plants, and their medicinal uses while doing typical conservatory chores

 

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