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MCWD, DENR tie up for reforestation project

/ 06:34 AM August 12, 2011

THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have joined hands to reforest 145 hectares of land within six years under the National Greening Program.

Diane Rallon of the Environment and Water Resources Division of MCWD said MCWD and DENR recently entered into an agreement for this project.

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The specific areas are yet to be identified but Rallon said these are within the program areas of MCWD.

She however recognized that the erratic weather may be affecting the implementation of the project as bad weather affects the health of the seedlings.

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“It is not just mere planting. The seedlings have to grow,” Rallon said.

MCWD has been active in its reforestation projects as part of its commitment to Mother Nature.

The water facility has a number of nurseries that provides seedlings to those interested to have their lots planted with trees like mahogany, acacia, molave and fruit tress like chicos and jackfruit.

MCWD’s nursery produces an average of 300,000 seedlings yearly.

Last July 9, the MCWD Employees’ Union (MEU) organized a fun run and tree-planting program as part of the union’s anniversary activities.

At least 1,000 seedlings of mahogany, acacia rain tree and dita were planted in the mini forest of MCWD’s D’ Family Park.

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