The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- MIMAROPA Region was one with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Agriculture in advocating collective environmental conservation efforts through the nationwide simultaneous tree planting activity on September 13, 2022.
Guided by the event theme, "Buhayin ang Pangangalaga sa Kalikasan," DENR MIMAROPA officials and employees extended their full support to the local DILG and DA offices in the preparation of seedlings and identified planting sites, mobilization of participants and press people and during the actual planting activity.
A total of 1, 940 volunteers from Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan participated in the event.
Also in celebration of the Philippine Bamboo Month, an estimate of 6,300 seedlings of bamboo, narra, Palawan cherry, Golden Shower, Caballero and Banaba were planted in a total area of 10.25 hectares across MIMAROPA.
Meanwhile, Regional Executive Director Lormelyn Claudio led the tree planting activity in Marinduque, which was also celebrating the 122nd anniversary of "Laban sa Pulang Lupa."
In a simple program before the tree planting, the Director shared how she admired the breathtaking sceneries of the province and encouraged its residents to continue being an influence in the shared responsibility to take care of the environment and natural resources.
Present during the program were Governor Presbitero Velasco, Jr., Boac Mayor Armi Carrion, PENRO Imelda Diaz, and the rest of the PENRO Marinduque officials and staff.