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IBT of Miami digs in to help rebuild tropical forest in Dominican Republic

IBT, a global construction group with headquarters in Miami and offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, is helping to replant a tropic rain forest in the Dominican Republic as part of the nation’s ongoing reforestation efforts. 

“At IBT we think sustainably, and we stand behind our commitment to the environment in the countries where we have a presence. For the past two years our employees have volunteered to plant trees and other foliage in the mountains of Constanza. Most recently, they worked in an area in the region heavily diminished by forest fires,” said Daniel Toledano, managing director of IBT of Miami. 

IBT employees helped to dig holes, plant, and tamp in 1,500 western pine and cypress trees, golden penta, and guázara seedlings. Earlier in the year the volunteers assisted in planting another 1,500 seedlings as part of an on going collaborative project within the Scientific Reserve Las Neblinas. A cumulative 65,000 seedlings have been planted in the 16-square-mile reserve since it was created in 1996 for soil and water conservation. Several agricultural communities in the Constanza township rely on water originating in the mountains for drinking and irrigation. 

Alfridomsa, Parque del Prado and CCE, part of IBT in the Domincan Republic, worked in partnership with members of the 6thBattalion of Hunters and local firefighters. The region’s municipal environmental office donated masks and sanitary gel to allow volunteers to meet COVID-19 safety measures. The day was coordinated and supported by the country’s Ministry of Environment and Environmental Council.

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