As we build momentum to begin our inaugural year of outreach and educational programs for The Bellavista Initiative, we’d like to invite our international *finca family* to join us in our journey of conservation.
As the founders of the Finca Bellavista community, Matt & I feel the recent creation of the Bellavista Initiative conservation branch begins the true manifestation of our initial intention to protect rainforest. We know that this is the real reason for being here and feel that new opportunities reveal themselves daily through this new endeavor. This entity will unite and connect the FBV global village in more meaningful ways than ever imagined. We are excited to involve more members of the finca family in conservation efforts, and make positive and meaningful differences in the world.
We recognize there are many things – both big and small – that we can do to help improve the environment and quality of life in our region. Our initial programs will take minimal amounts of funding to transition or start up. Our fundraising efforts will focus on expanding and diversifying the existing volunteer program and building facilities necessary to begin community outreach and conservation programs. Our English Outreach program begins September 1, and there are a few other clinics and workshops that we would like to bring to our area to begin the processes inherent with creating a regionally cooperative approach to reforestation, food production, and reconnecting migratory corridors.
As we begin this critical journey, we will need financial resources and your support to reach our goals. Every donation, whether $5, $10, or $25, is a tremendous help starting out. We have made it easy for you to help. You can head straight to our online fundraising page at https://rally.org/bellavista and make a donation in whatever amount you can afford. We have even made it fun. We know it is on everyone’s “bucket list” to stay in a treehouse. Therefore, every $10 donation made via Rally prior to December 31, 2012, will receive a chance to win a 6-night ‘Treehouse Sampler’ vacation for 2 at the finca. There’s more details about that on our Rally page. To go a step further and help spread the word about the Bellavista Initiative, you can create your own personal ‘fan fundraising’ page. You can do this by going to our Rally donation page and clicking on the ‘fundraise with us’ link under the ‘donate now’ area. It will give you the option to log in, create your own content and load your own contacts to begin engaging your circle of friends. No matter who you are, you have a story to tell that links you to this special place and our future efforts, and we’d love for you to share your story with others. Each of you is important to us and continuing our efforts.
Thank you in advance and good luck on winning a treehouse adventure!