Para La Tierra 2017

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Date:Aug 11, 2017

Para la Tierra 2017
September 8-10!

15 years ago with Costa Rican biologics and conservationists, we established Bosque Para Siempre, the Forever Forest, a migratory rain forest corridor critical to the survival of native birds and neotropical migrants from Vermont. The endangered three-wattled bellbird represents the unique nature of this biologically diverse habitat, where without immediate preservation efforts, many species, including songbirds from Vermont, are threatened with extinction. We are working to preserve this refuge for migrating and resident species in perpetuity and reforest destroyed acres. During our census work, we observed two wood thrushes and a rose-breasted grosbeak in our first reforested parcel. In the trees planted during our early projects years we watched bellbirds eat fruit and train their young! We work with multi-generation families, reforesting their land to protect springs and biodiversity. TO date, we have purchased 73.5 acres of land and planted over 16,125 trees. Over 200,000 tress have been distributed from our Monteverde nursery.

Join us at para la Tierra 2017!

A weekend of events on behalf of the three-wattled bellbird, songbirds of New England, the rain forest, , and our future. We’re working to conserve and reforest migratory corridors for our migrating songbirds and native rain forest species.

Bonk for the Bellbirds is a sidewalk chalk drawing extravaganza in downtown Woodstock, VT.  Artists of all ages and styles take advantage of this wonderful chance to reflect on the magnificence of the environment, the importance of conservation, and pura vida! Come draw or watch the artists on

Friday, September 8, 5:00pm until dusk
Saturday, September 9, 9:00am- 12:00pm
Sidewalks of Woodstock Village, VT

Beauty for the Bellbirds is a display of youth art to celebrate the creativity, commitment to stewardship and the multi-generational and supportive spirit of our local and global communities.

Saturday, September 9, 10:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, September 10, 10:00am-3:00pm
Woodstock Art Festival on the Woodstock Green, VT.

para la Tierra is a benefit dinner on behalf of the three-wattled bellbird, the rainforest, songbirds of Vermont, and our future.

Sunday, September 10, reception 6:00pm / Dinner 6:30pm
Woodstock Inn and Resort Country Club
$100 per person (seating is limited) Through the generosity of our supporters, tickets are fully tax deductible.

The dinner will be a collaboration between:
Chefs Ruth Schimmelpfennig, owner of Ruth’s Table in Woodstock
Executive Chef Lyda Lemire and her Kitchen Staff of The Prince and The Pauper Restaurant
Executive Chef Jevgenija Saromova and Proprietor Mara Mehlman of The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant At The Lincoln Covered Bridge
Executive Pastry Chef Chris Wilson of Twin Farms and Owner of Down 2 Earth Confections

Premiere presentation by the Change the World Kids of the Newest and Much changed edition of RARE: Research, Action, results, and the Environment.

Silent Auction 2017 during benefit dinner.

View official invitation here! 

change the world kids para la tierra 17 invitation.

For reservations or more information: or 802-457-2622.


Read more about the project on our website under Global Work: Bosque para Siempre.

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