September 20 marked the one-year anniversary of the most devastating and deadly natural disasters in 100 years of U.S. history— Hurricane Maria . Today, Puerto Rico continues to face both challenges, such as Tropical Storm Kirk landing today, and opportunities. Many wonder how Puerto Rico is doing so EcoWatch teamed up with the non-profit Para la Naturaleza (PLN) for an interactive Facebook live experience on Thursday. Watch the video below to learn how the community of Puerto Rico—the town of Comerío—came together to revitalize the natural ecosystems. PLN is working towards the ambitious goal of planting 750,000 native and endemic trees and establishing 33 percent of Puerto Rico’s lands as protected by 2033. Planting of native trees in Comerío to help Puerto Rico’s nature recovery "We lost over 31 million trees during both hurricanes," said director of PLN Fernando Lloveras. "And one of the things that we realized early on is that the ecological recovery was a kind of an inspiration for human recovery." PLN is bringing a botanical garden to the students at Juana Colón Public School, their sister organization which has transformed into a Montessori curriculum. The students are learning the natural sciences in the classroom and […]

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