2 patrol personnel guard OWD reforestation site

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  • Butch G.
  • 7 years ago

ORANI, Bataan -Two patrol personnel guard the reforestation site of Orani Water District (OWD) in upland Brgy. Tala, this town, according to OWD General Manager Benni Andres.

About 39,000 seedlings have already been planted in the Tala watershed area for the past 4 years. In celebrating its anniversary every February for the past 4 years, OWD has been sponsoring “Fun run for a cause” to raise funds for the water district’s reforestation program.         

“We hired the patrollers about 11 to 12 years ago”, Andres said. The water district is nurturing 28 hectares of the watershed area, which is part of the Bataan National Park.

Andres earlier said they have very high batting average of the seedlings they planted. He added they prefer to plant tibig trees, which hold more water compared to other tree species. He explained that their reforestation efforts at the Tala watershed area aim to improve the water source under it. “We have to improve our source of water by reforesting watershed areas”, he stressed.

OWD is aiming to get water from the watershed area in the future to be distributed to its members. The water district is currently getting water from the town’s lowland aquifers.

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