Dear Trees, Water & People,

I hope this note finds you well. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer in
Metapan, the most northwestern region of El Salvador. I have seen your
projects first hand in other parts of the country, and have been
completely blown away. The effect they have on the local communities is
outstanding and impressive.

I am writing to you to find out how I can become involved in these
projects. In my area, reforestation projects and stove projects would
be ideal. I would love to have more information on these projects and
if there would be any opportunity to bring them to Metapan. It would
be really ideal because there are 8 Peace Corps volunteers in the
area, all of who could help organize, facilitate, and sustain these
projects.

Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you!

Emily Clyne
Voluntaria Cuerpo de Paz
Santa Rita, Metapan
El Salvador

TWP TO RESTORE LOPEZ NATURE CENTER

The Lopez Nature Center, also known as the Outdoor and Wildlife Learning Site (O.W.L.S.), was once used as an outdoor educational area by Lopez Elementary. With funding from Larimer County Open Lands and the City of Fort Collins, Trees, Water & People (TWP) will restore this natural area to again serve as a unique learning experience for Lopez Elementary School, making it a place that that can be enjoyed by students, as well as the community.

The area already provides habitat for many species including the Western Screech Owl, Red Fox, and several types of song birds. Our efforts will enhance the suitability of this area for these and other species. By using native plants, we hope to attract native wildlife, including the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.

The Lopez Nature Center restoration and improvement will take place this spring. TWP looks forward to working with the Lopez Webelos, a great group of cub scouts ages 7 to 11, who plan to make this area a favorite project for many years.

TWP CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF 2009 RENEW THE ROCKIES- THE FUTURE IS CLEAN ENERGY

Trees, Water & People is celebrating the success of Renew the Rockies – The Future IS Clean Energy! On March 7th, guests traveled into the future to play casino-style games, bid on fantastic auction items, and dance to live music by Ilan Shamir & Friends and The Atoll – all in support of renewable energy.

Renew the Rockies raises funds for TWP’s local Clean Energy Program. A portion of this year’s proceeds will help install a 10kw solar electric system on Kinard Junior High School. Stu Reeve, Energy Manager for the Poudre School District, rallied enthusiasm from guests when he spoke on behalf of the collaboration.

Join TWP next year to celebrate our 10th Annual Renew the Rockies!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: RED CLOUD RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER

The Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC) on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota USA is looking for a couple of self-sufficient, talented, dedicated and skilled live-in volunteers to help develop the Center over the next year.  Opportunities include: finishing building the guest bedrooms for visiting tribal members to stay while attending renewable energy workshops; further developing and maintaining the organic garden and greenhouse; building and installing clean, money-saving solar heating systems for tribal families; and much, much more!

Interested?  If so, please contact Richard Fox at richard@treeswaterpeople.org