Dennis Marcotte Jr., President and Co-Founder of Trees4Haiti, Dennis is an entrepreneur who has founded multiple international companies doing business in over 20 countries involving the manufacturing and distribution of non-toxic agrochemicals, non-toxic dust and erosion control products/services, water conservation technologies, leading-edge road building products/techniques, and the planning of sustainable economic and environmental projects in developing countries.
Dennis was watching a PBS documentary called Unfinished Country, by Wide Angle, a Bill Moyers production, with segments about a group of young entrepreneurs in Haiti who formed a group called Fondation Seguin (an NGO that try to limit deforestation, while protecting and rehabilitating Parc La Visite, National Park) and featured footage of the devastation done by decades of deforestation showing erosion and their efforts to reforest a mountain in Haiti. Dennis decided to get involved after seeing the devastation in Haiti. He contacted this group the following day and told them he was going to the Dominican Republic on business and would like to visit them in Haiti during that trip. He visited them while the United Nations was still the security force in Haiti. He was met by the late, Serge Cantave, and Felipe Leone, founders of Fondation Seguin. They offered to take Dennis to the mountain range where the documentary was filmed, but the only way there was to ride your own ATV. He was supplied with a four-wheeler ATV and drove the 17km mountain trail to the top of the mountain where they were working. Upon his arrival, he met Winthrop Attie, also a founder of Fondation Seguin and long time resident of the area. Dennis volunteered his time and resources from that day forward to help them reforest Haiti in whatever way he could. He made an annual trip to see them until the earthquake in 2010, which took the lives of some members of Fondation Seguin.
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2023 TREES4HAITI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization
Founders: Dennis M., Winthrop A., Joe S., Geno B., Matt M.
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