In commemoration of Arbor Day, the nonprofit organization Abriendo Mentes brought together local community leaders and a highly spirited group of 4th graders to plant trees in the surrounding area of the soccer field.
Staff from the Hotels Sugar Beach, Bahía del Sol and Villagio Flor del Pacífico took to the dirt alongside the children. The trees were planted as a visceral demonstration for the children of the importance of reforestation and maintenance our famously gorgeous flora.
We give special thanks to teacher Hazel Rodríguez and Villagio Flor del Pacífico for donating the trees. Our trees are small now, but soon they will provide welcome shade to the fans cheering the teams – “mejengas” – who play on the field.