Tuesday, March 3, 2009
1,000 volunteers join tree planting in Agusan Norte
BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte — More than 1,000 volunteers from various line agencies of the government, fraternities, non-government organizations, religious and business sectors, tree farmers and students from various schools trooped to Mount Mayapay, the highest peak facing this city, for a tree planting activity over the weekend.
The activity was in line with “Radyo Bombo’s (dxBR-Butuan) plant a tree project,” where some 2,000 tree seedlings of various species, like mahogany, African tulips and fruit trees, were planted at the mountain.
The project is also in close coordination with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Rosendo Asunto and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Jaime Acebu.
Heading the rehabilitation done by the Mt. Mayapay task force is the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).
As this developed, the DENR has allotted R2 million for the rehabilitation of Mt. Mayapay, while Rep. Jose “Joboy” Aquino (Butuan City) also added R2 million from his development fund.
The painting is by Benjamin William Leader