The Mangrove Project
The Vieques Bioluminescent, Puerto Mosquito ... pride of Vieques and Puerto Rico. Base of the tourism economy that supports hundreds of families in our community. Embraced by a mangrove forest that is essential for the bioluminescent plankton to shine. Without mangroves, the bay does not shine. Hurricane Maria destroyed up to 60% of this forest. Its natural recovery can take up to 30 years, which could change our bay. Our organization, which has been working to conserve Viequense nature for 35 years and training children and youth in conservation matters, is working to reforest the Puerto Mosquito. a $30 donation can finance one mangrove - from the collection of the propagule (red mangrove) or the seed (white, black and button mangrove), until planting around the bay and maintenance until its survival is assured. With the funds raised through Giving Tuesday we will plant 500 mangroves with the help of our children, our community and solidarity volunteers.