NegOCC stakeholders renew commitment to ‘1M trees project’


BACOLOD CITY, June 5 (PNA) — Various stakeholders in the province will renew their commitment to “1 Million Trees, 1 Province Project” of Negros Occidental come June 26, according to the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO).

PEMO chief Wilfred Ramon Peñalosa said the activity will be marked by the signing of memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the provincial government, academe, and non-government organizations actively involved in the project.

The MOA signing is part of celebration of the annual Provincial Environment Month here, he said.

The “1 Million Tress, 1 Province Project” of Negros Occidental is in support to the National Greening Program of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

It aims to plant one million seedlings of various tree species yearly in timber lands and vacant lots to mitigate the impacts of climate change and boost the province’s forest cover.

To ensure the trees’ survival, Peñalosa said they employed the services of various people’s organizations in the province.

These people’s organizations are the one in-charge in taking good care of the trees as well as its security and monitoring. (PNA)
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