Maynilad plants 7k mangroves for Earth Day 2017
April 28, 2017
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and several partner organizations recently planted about 7,000 mangrove propagules along the Manila Bay coastal area of Noveleta, Cavite, in observance of this year’s Earth Day celebration.
Maynilad held the mangrove-planting event in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Cavite and the Municipality of Noveleta.
The activity is part of Maynilad’s “Plant for Life” Program—a long-term reforestation and afforestation initiative that seeks to reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of raw water. Volunteers from Maynilad, the Bureau of Fire Protection-Noveleta, Catholic Women’s League, Cavite State University-Student Government Council, and Philippine Coast Guard planted the 7,000 mangrove propagules within a two-hectare site.