Coinciding with the celebration of the World Bamboo Day, personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR Bataan) led by their provincial environment and natural resources officer (PENRO) Raul H. Mamac, planted bamboo seedlings and conducted coastal clean-up on Friday in the municipalities of Hermosa and Bagac.
“We had a program attended by limited persons with CENRO Dinalupihan at Hermosa Water District, attended to by their Manager and conducted bamboo planting along Almacen River and at the same time we initiated coastal clean-up in support for the international coastal clean-up celebration,” PENRO Mamac told the media.
Mamac added that some 12 hectares were cleaned up with silt containment in the area which is located at the mouth of Almacen River in Barangay Pulo, Orani town.
Meanwhile in Bagac town, the personnel of CENRO ascended all the way to the mountainous area of Sitio Ungot where they conducted coastal clean-up and also planted 500 bamboo seedlings, amidst the scorching heat of the sun.
Bagac is one of the major producers of bamboo in Bataan.
Earlier, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu has vowed to increase bamboo seedling planting under the National Greening Program (NGP) from 20 percent to 40 to 45 percent due to what they call high survival rate and usability (of bamboo) as compared to other tree or plant seedlings.