REGUA invited members of the Cachoeiras de Macacu Prefecture to lunch on Friday 6th December to share in the success of its Petrobras grant. The project that centres on planting 250 acres of native forest, the development of an action plan for the Upper Guapiaçu valley, qualifying small farmers in nursery development all sewn together through a broad education programme was presented to the local Government at a friendly and informal event that marked the signing of an important document, a partnership in the municipal education programme for 2014. This permits REGUA to formulate and take to the local schools a syllabus based on contemporary issues that value the native forests, strengthen the message of sustainability and the need for a light global footprint. School kids will also be brought to REGUA and participate in activities at the reserve.
This marks an important moment for REGUA and we are very optimistic with the prospects of sharing our passion for the environmental heritage of the forests her with the children that will be their guardians in a few years time.