The Dreesmann family became involved with the BJF back in February 2019, when Quinten and Andrea visited the BJF Amsterdam office. They were presented with our mission and both loved the work, yet Andrea wanted to see it for herself.
In April 2019, Andrea and her son Felipe went for a full due diligence trip to the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor. They were introduced to a BJF partner- landowner, nursery carers, seed collectors, forest engineers and our project coordinator – all who are working to make the BJF mission a reality. Andrea and Felipe planted several symbolic trees on behalf of their family and inspected areas prepared for restoration. They also took a trip down the Araguaia river and experienced the rich biodiversity of the nature that is still intact there.
On returning home, the Dreesmann family became dedicated supporters of the BJF, and have continued to spread the positive message of our work.