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.
Woodsy Owl Conservation Corps
WOCC Puerto Rico Expansion
USDA / USFS / IITF
MASTER PARTICIPATING AGREEMENT # 16-PA-11132545-011
BETWEEN AMERICAS FOR CONSERVATION + ARTS
AND THE USDA, FOREST SERVICE STATE &
PRIVATE FORESTRY, CONSERVATION EDUCATION
The USDA Forest Service (USFS) has partnered since 2016 with the Americas for Conservation and the Arts (AFCA) in a variety of conservation education and grassroots community engagement efforts driven to empower diverse youth and communities through knowledge and action around natural resource conservation and stewardship. This partnership focuses on bringing ideals of public land stewardship, community engagement, and health-focused education to youth and family programs aimed at engaging underrepresented communities, with a strong focus upon Latino community engagement. AFCA's 5-year Participating Agreement with the USFS includes a variety of sub-agreements that support a strong model of engaging youth and community members in conservation/stewardship training and implementation while creating avenues of development for career pathways. These various models engage multigenerational individuals in stewardship, restoration, and sustainable natural resource management, with a strong focus on pollinator positive tree canopy/forest restoration that will support community health and pollinator health, while also providing environmental benefits, improved food resources and security and ecosystems services to recovering communities. In addition, AFCA has been engaging communities in Nature and Forest Therapy sessions that have supported cultural repair and deep connections to the land.
PUERTO RICO PROMOTORES VERDES WOCC
Seed to Forest - Agro + Cultura preservation and dissemination.
Promotores Verdes Youth Camp - UCAN
Puerto Rico Healthy Forest, Healthy Food, Healthy People
Centro de Capacitación Nacional en Agroecología y Promotoría Verde @EscuelaBotijasOrocovis- Leader Dalma Cartagena