Tree-Land Foundation Inc.

Helping young people learn to grow by creating hands-on, local and international environmental education programs that benefit the earth and its inhabitants and foster an “attitude of gratitude” among participants.



  Activities and Accomplishments


                  Working with anthropologists and the village’s 90-year-old medicine man collecting traditional Mayan medicinal plants and creating a garden/museum for them





























·        Shoveling hundreds of bags of topsoil and transporting them back to the village garden and village square to cover its hard-rock limestone

·      Helping villagers establish markets for its local handicraft artisans

·        Creating the village’s first municipal waste-disposal system

·        Clearing, cleaning, and debris collection at Yaxunah’s numerous archaeological sites

·       Landscaping and improving Yaxunah’s   common park area and youth recreational areas 

       U.S. students & Yaxunah villagers painting the elementary school

   U.S. & Mayan students  shoveling soil for landscaping project

         ·        Painting the inside and outside of Yaxunah’s elementary school  

        ·       Exploring archaeological sites and ruins with archaeologists and restoration workers

         ·       Donating computer equipment for the town library  

      ·        Reforestation projects planting varieties of trees used for food, crafts, and housing



·      Touring numerous cultural and historical sites, towns, museums, and haciendas  

·         Working, living, and eating with villagers

·        Supporting the local economy through expenditures in the community and utilizing the local eco-tourism campamento, which provides lodging and meals to trip participants

·        Direct financial contributions to community project costs


In May, 2003, Tree-Land in collaboration with 2 professors from Roanoke College in Virginia, designed and coordinated a 3 week May Semester abroad for their college anthropology class.  A copy of the itinerary is available.




ONE AMERICA students climbing the famous pyramid at Chichen Itza

ONE AMERICA - General Information

ONE AMERICA - Activities and Accomplishments

ONE AMERICA - Program Age Groups

ONE AMERICA - Why Yucatan?

ONE AMERICA - Project Partners

ONE AMERICA - Goals and Objectives

ONE AMERICA - Customized College Program

                    Our Philosophy - R. Martin

                                "If you want to touch the past... touch a stone.

                                   If you want to touch the present... touch a tree.

                                            If you want to touch the future... touch a child."



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    Email:     Tel.:  ( 301) 471- 9998     P. O. Box 535 , Myersville, MD 21773 USA  

WITH GREAT APPRECIATIONThis website was designed and created for Tree-Land Foundation by the delightful Beatriz Wallace, an intelligent, very talented and lovely woman who's a student at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.  Thank you, Bea!
                                                                                                                                                                             Last modified: August 05, 2005