When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, life changed for every living thing on the island. Today, communities throughout the island are facing the biggest humanitarian crisis in modern history, with very limited access to clean water, food, health care, and other basic services. At the same time that the hurricane has turned people’s lives upside down, the island’s rich biodiversity—from the coastal habitats to the central mountains—has also been hit hard.
For more than a year, NAAEE has worked hand-in-hand to plan the conference with our nonprofit partner and conference co-chair, Para La Naturaleza (PLN). They have been a tireless force for education and nature, with a mission to preserve the island’s beauty and educate about the importance of conservation and stewardship. By maintaining more than 50 natural areas, conducting environmental education programs, and serving as conservation champions, PLN is protecting the island’s unique natural resources and ensuring that all residents and visitors have access to the amazing wild places that make Puerto Rico one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands.
Join us as we come Together for Puerto Rico to support not only the staff and families of Para La Naturaleza as they recover and rebuild, but also their work to protect the island—from restoring and reopening their properties to rebuilding urban forests and educating people about how to adapt to a changing climate and revitalize communities.
Together, we can bring hope to our incredible colleagues as they face this tremendous challenge for the island’s future.
100% of your donations will go toward Para la Naturaleza.
Juntos Para Puerto Rico y Para La Naturaleza!