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Protect Wynne Farm Nature Reserve

$595 of $12k goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Alicia Fall  DENVER, CO



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Update 4
Posted by Alicia Fall
18 days ago
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Found out this morning Wynne had 50 men on the property this weekend illegally surveying and trying to sell portions. Our team started on Monday. We are ready to beef things up if needed. So sad they are going through this. It's a good first step for Her Many Voices. Crazy and painful to say but they definitely need a wall around the reserve. Your contribution will allow Her Many Voices to have a direct impact.
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Update 3
Posted by Alicia Fall
18 days ago
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Great News!!! Just over 6 weeks and we're happy to say regardless of the dollar shown on this page we've received almost $8,000 in donations, so far, outside of GoFund Me, allowing us to have an armed security team protecting this beautiful eco reserve and it's people.

We'll be returning in May to have Wynne Farm facilitate another sustainability workshop for the women of Trou ChouChou. Updates to come.
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Update 2
Posted by Alicia Fall
1 month ago
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - February 20, 2017 – The border of the Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve was violated on Jan 28th by workers clearing land for Haitian senator, Youri Latortue’s associate, Hernz Baptist in an apparent land-grab for private development.

Wynne Farm is a nature-reserve in the mountains of Obleon, Haiti, just east of Port-au-Prince. The reserve has been in existence for 70 years, founded by Victor Wynne, and has continued operating under his daughter, Jane Wynne, and granddaughter, Melissa Day. The 30 acre reserve serves as a training facility, where Ms. Wynne and Ms. Day teach local students and farmers, and visitors from around the world, about conservation, reforestation, sustainable and organic farming, and the benefits of Yoga and environmental stewardship for body, mind and spirit.

Prior to hurricane Matthew, Haiti was down to less than two percent of trees in the entire country. At this point the loss of one tree is felt, let alone the potential loss of an entire 30 acres. This small sanctuary of biodiversity is under threat though due to a local gang and Senator Latortue.

Destruction of this forest will quietly have a huge environmental impact. Deforestation leads to soil erosion, disrupted water cycles, climate change and a loss of biodiversity, said Alicia Fall, Director of Her Many Voices, a Colorado-based NGO supporting Wynne Farm. The birds that had finally started to return to Haiti, thanks to Wynne Farm, are dwindling. The ripple effects of every tree taken are felt, and as the plows are going through the land right now, destroying everything in front of them, there is little Wynne Farm can do to fight in the trespass in the Haitian court system, or do to physically protect their land.

According to Ms. Wynne and Ms. Day, the workers who are clearing the land have been physically violent, and are becoming more and more verbally violent.

Her Many Voices is seeking a call to action in stopping the current clearing, and in assisting Wynne Farm in protecting their boundaries from further encroachments.

“We must protect this ecological reserve before there is nothing left,” said Ms. Fall. “A secured perimeter needs to be erected to stop the violent assault. A one mile secured perimeter around the reserve will stop the continued land grabs. Before a structure is built a security team is needed.”
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Update 1
Posted by Alicia Fall
1 month ago
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So far, separate from GoFund Me, $7,000 have come in to protect Wynne Nature Reserve from corrupt political land grab. Our long term plan is to build a protective perimeter around Wynne. The total cost is $300,000. Unfortunately, every time we post the story behind this GoFund Me campaign the details seem to disappear. If you'd like to contact Her Many Voices Foundation directly either email info@hermanyvoices.org or call 720.404.9037 and ask to speak with Alicia (Spanish pronunciation) Fall.
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$595 of $12k goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created February 23, 2017
SC
$100
Suzanne Cravey
14 days ago
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$20
Anna Sampson
14 days ago
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$20
Cat Miyowicz
16 days ago
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CC
$100
Caroline Coicou
17 days ago
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Great job you guys are doing.

MF
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Marie Noelle Fequiere
17 days ago
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JC
$5
Jason Palo La Costa
1 month ago

I wish I could do more, maybe I will be able to visit some day.

PV
$50
Peter Volkert
1 month ago

I hope the wall will be erected and that it will be effective. My best to the Wynne Farm Nature Project and to all of the family supporting it. It is a most courageous and worthy project!

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Cynthia Beard
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