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Second Fire Project Donates 8,200 Trees in 2023, Looks to Expand Impact in 2024

Second Fire Project increases tree donations by 446% YoY

BOSTON, Mass. - February 12, 2024 - Second Fire Project, a private, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to enhance and expand the camping experience for future generations, proudly announces the successful donation of 8,200 trees in 2023. This milestone achievement marks a significant step forward in the organization's ongoing commitment to promoting environmental awareness and encouraging the planting of trees to help replace the bundles of wood used for campfires. 

"Every new tree that we plant represents a 'second fire,' which symbolizes replacing a traditional campfire with a future 'planted' one," said Anthony Martinez, Founder and Director of Second Fire Project. "Trees can absorb endless amounts of CO2, and planting saplings that have reached a certain age of maturity can help reabsorb the CO2 we release. I am very proud of our work so far, and I am excited to see what we will do in the future."

Second Fire Project was founded in 2021. During its first year of operation in 2022, the organization donated 1,500 trees. The donation of 8,200 trees in 2023 is an increase of 446%. In the same year, Second Fire Project welcomed Four Acre Woods Campground in Deer Isle, Maine, as a partner campground, joining Normandy Farms Campground in Foxboro, Massachusetts. At these campsites, campers have the opportunity to purchase bundles of firewood which supports planting new trees to positively impact the carbon cycle.

“It’s through our partner campsites that we’re able to do what we do,” said Tim Valli, Founding Member of Second Fire Project. “And it’s not without benefit to them. We have noticed that campers are more willing to purchase wood at the campground when they know that a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a good cause. This not only makes them feel good about supporting us and the mission, but it also encourages them to come back and continue to support the campground. We have seen the positive results of this strategy, and we want to replicate it at more campgrounds this year.”

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About Second Fire Project

Second Fire Project (SFP) is a private, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to enhance and expand the camping experience for future generations. At SFP partner sites, campers can purchase bundles of firewood to support the planting of new trees that fast-forward and positively impact the carbon cycle. SFP focuses on planting diverse trees in carbon sink locations and in lands recovering from deforestation or fires in collaboration with One Tree Planted. To learn more go to, and follow us on Instagram @secondfireproject.


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