ORANI, Bataan –The Orani Water District (OWD) will hold the 15th Water Dragon Run dubbed “Orani Water Dragon Run for the Watershed 4″ on the occasion of its 37th Founding Anniversary. OWD will stage 18-, 5- and 3- kilometer runs to raise funds for the planting of seedlings in the upland Tala watershed area.
In the information provided by OWD staff Amelou Onate, the 18-kilometer will be for the competitive run; the 5-kilometer run is for 12 years old and above, while the 3-kilometer is for family.
To be held on February 14 from 6am to 8am, the starting point is at the OWD office in Barangay Centro Uno, Orani.
Registration for participants which started last January 26, will end on February 12 during office hours at the OWD office. OWD General Manager Benny Andres said they are attracting more runners and collecting more donations each year. He earlier said that their reforestation effort is for the preservation of the aquifers under the Tala watershed area. “We have to protect and preserve our source of water by reforesting watershed areas”, Andres stressed.