Team member spotlight
Marcela Gutierrez recently joined the Paso Pacífico team. She is a
talented agronomist who received her training at the EARTH University of
Costa Rica. Marcela is passionate about sustainable and organic food
production in her native Nicaragua and enjoys working closely with
farmers. She now heads up Paso Pacífico’s reforestation project were we
are restoring two major watersheds with native vegetation. This project
is funded by
Man and Nature
and is benefiting the local economy and helping increase the biodiversity of this unique landscape.
During this season of giving, let us remember the plants that give us
air to breathe and the birds and bats that grace the air. Give thanks
through a gift to help us protect them.
We are especially grateful to Dick and Nancy Noble, who have spent the
year working to address the needs of rural communities across the Paso
del Istmo. From supporting the health outposts to working on clean-water
technologies for the local schools, the Nobles have been hard at work.
They believe that conservation and community well-being are closely tied
and are funding projects that make this connection. The team at the
Managua office were thrilled to celebrate Dick’s birthday this past
month, when the Nobles visited Nicaragua for the fifth time this year.