Earth Day Announcement: Launching the Sonoma County Redwood Reforestation ProjectApril 22, 2014
I would like to thank everyone involved with the Mintcoin Fund for helping to get this project launched. We have a gracious host for this project: Avant Gardens in Cazadero, California.
This project will require both donations and volunteers. This is going to be an amazing opportunity for those who get involved. I encourage anyone who wants to travel to Northern California and have a free place to camp for up to 4 weeks to consider this opportunity. We are working with Avant Gardens to gain government funding to match any money raised for the purposes of reforestation. In addition, some of the money raised will have to go towards food and necessities for the work crew of 10-15 people. We would like to rotate workers, so anyone can volunteer for as long as they like. We have plenty of good places to camp that are within safe fenced areas. For more information please see the project page.
The goal of the Northern California Mintcoin Reforestation Project is bring the community together through funding and volunteering to help restore the Coastal Redwoods of Sonoma County California. These lands were destroyed by logging, man-made fire, and animal grazing for the last 100 years. The Redwoods are the largest trees in the world. There are currently some that stand 350 feet tall. They are believed to have grown as tall as 1000 ft in prehistoric times. There are two species of Redwoods: the Sequoia and the Coast Redwood. We will be planting the Coast Redwood which is native to Sonoma Coast. In addition, we will also plant Douglas Fir trees, which are also native and grow in tandem with Redwoods.
This property is part of the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms program, and is probably one of the few in the world that does actual reforestation projects. We are registered under Avant Gardens with Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms USA:
We will be working with the NCRS, CalFire, the US Forest Service , and the Bureau of Land Management to match our funding.