桜ライン311

Project

While obtaining a cooperation of the local community, we will plant cherry trees at the tsunami arrival point. We will make our organization a certified NPO incorporation, stabilize the organization infrastructure and develop human resources.

Profile

In order not to fade the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, an authorized NPO, Sakura Line 311, has been active for planting cherry trees in Rikuzentakata city. After the tsunami struck the Tohoku region, and we heard the news, "In fact, there were traces and records that a tsunami of the same scale this time had swallowed the Sanriku coast." and therefore we stood up to connect the tsunami arrival point with cherry trees and hand that down to posterity, regretting what if we had known the possibility of the tsunami of more than 10m before the earthquake occurred.

Official site http://www.sakura-line311.org/

Project outline

We will continue the business of planting cherry trees to every 10m on tsunami arrival line across about 170Km of Rikuzentakata city, but tree planting is a means only, the most important thing is the cooperation with many citizens. As for tree planting, securing land is most important and is a difficult part. We will carry out contacting the community council, briefings, etc, and explore building cooperation. In order to continue to build trust, so that they can unify the liaison office, we will try to develop human resources as well. In this Boeing assistance project, we will do 1) planting of 300 cherry trees and 2) incorporating the organization as an authorized NPO.

Period of project

Oct, 2013 – Dec, 2014

Goals

1) Planting cherry trees
2) Incorporation of the organization as a certified NPO

Target

To hand down the earthquake disaster with the residents and convey it correctly through the planting of cherry trees.

Achievements

The number of cherry trees planted: 767 as of end of November. 92 trees were planted on Nov. 15 & 22.
Door to a certified NPO incorporation: achieved

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