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RAFA World Water Day & World Forests Day Festival

Education and Culture Shine in the First World Water Day & World Forest Day Festival

We are delighted to have celebrated our first World Water Day and World Forest Day Festival (Feria del Dia Mundial de Agua y Bosques) on March 23rd in Tres Equis de Turrialba. RAFA organized the event with the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Subcorridor Paso del Jaguar and the Citizen Water Observatory (OCA) Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres. We shared […]

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Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team

RAFA sponsors Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) is proud to sponsor the Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team, carrying forward Rafael Gallo’s legacy of rafting for conservation. “We chose to sponsor the Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team because they are a pivotal part of the community in the Pacuare region. They are the next generation of rafting

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Rafael Gallo

Young Rafa: How Rafael Gallo Started his Career as a River Guide, Outfitter, and Champion of Conservation

by Earl Alderson (with Glenna Alderson) In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a small group of University of Tennessee students in Knoxville began their lifelong passion for finding outdoor adventures and paddling whitewater rivers. Some of the group members rented a house on 10th Street and it became the meeting place for paddling trips

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