CAPITOL FOSTERS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION.
The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental spearheaded today the planting of 300 endemic hardwood trees at Sitio Tambara, Brgy. San Fernando, Talisay City, particularly on the denuded portions of the 62 hectares property of the province.
On the said property, the Provincial Government will start its watershed rehab project of the Malogo-Imbang Rivers, establish a forest and wildlife observatory and conservation center, start its bamboo plantation and develop the bamboo industry with the community as partners.
The day’s activity started with a MOA Signing followed by the tree growing activity led by Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, together with the employees of the Provincial Admin Office, Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), CENRO, PENRO, University of St. La Salle, Tambara Settlers Association, USAID Safe Water Project, PhilBio, and Talisay City Government.
Seedlings were sourced from the nursery of PEMO and Nordson Forest Park.
The barangay officials of San Fernando also actively participated in the event.
The activity is also part of the province’s Safe Water Program with USAID.
Present in the activity were Justin Briones of USAID Safe Water, Engr. Jonathan Nathaniel Gerangaya of DENR, PEMO Head Atty. Julie Ann Bedrio, Rey Malan, president of Tambara Forest Settlers’ Association, Felix Quirubin of USLS, Engr. Warren Paduano of Talisay City ENRO, Capt. Rogelio Parreñas of Brgy. San Fernando, Hermano Percival, Thereseo Percival and Jose Ma. Beltran Percival, among others.