“In September 2017, Hurricane Maria, a deadly category 5 hurricane devastated Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Amidst the devastation was the El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest among the USDA Forest Service’s 193 million acres. Reliably lush and green, the forest was left denuded and nearly unrecognizable.
Today, El Yunque is bouncing back and many places like the Quedabra Grande Recreation Area are being reopened, thanks to the work of more than 100 volunteers on National Public Lands Day 2019.”
View the whole story here: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/01/06/volunteers-experience-power-service-and-healing-rainforest