Pope Francis is very popular in Cachoeiras de Macacu the nearest town to REGUA. The Catholic Church wanted to celebrate his recent encyclical on nature by planting 1,000 trees in Cachoeiras de Macacu’s Municipal Park located at the entrance of the town.
REGUA had seedlings available and offered them to the Park. The excited tree planters appeared promptly at 10.00 am and after a brief thank you sermon, everyone walked to the area to plant their trees. Children and their families participated in the event and within 90 minutes the work was done.
This was a great job and the afternoon rain came to bathe the trees. The Forest Police also celebrated the act by releasing some cage birds and the children were delighted making further plans to reopen the overgrown paths in the Park.
Where there is a will there is a way !