The Puerto Rico Resilience Project (PRRP) is an effective action plan bringing together grassroots leaders, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to advance cultural and ecological resilience and a new economy of outdoors recreation through a nationwide, citizen-driven movement of Promotores Verdes.

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Peñuelas: Promotores Verdes South Coast

Resiliency Corridor Partnership

Hurricane Maria (2017) demonstrated the urgent need in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to advance food systems and ecosystems resilient to extreme weather events. The Municipality of Camuy is home to invaluable freshwater and coastal natural resources whose conservation is critical for the long-term health of the agricultural and outdoor recreation economies of the region and Puerto Rico.

 

Accordingly, the Parties (Municipality of Peñuelas, and Americas for Conservation + the Arts) have decided to establish the 'Promotores Verdes South Coast Resiliency Corridor Partnership'.

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

  • Coordinate a series of technical workshops on access to existing funding for environmental and public health-related programs.

  • Resilient agroecology systems and economies, through scope out the possibility of transforming municipal landfill into a green space that may serve as an eco-tourist destination with urban forest and Promotores Verdes Center for Urban Ecology and Culture, for the advancement of outdoor recreation.

  • With the guidance of USDA and US Forest Service to identify strategic and collaborative reforestation and restoration projects for the benefit of the communities and the environment (climate adaptation and reforestation; citizen science, community-led urban reforestation; outdoor recreation, health, and economic development).

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WITH THE SUPPORT OF COLLABORATORS:

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