54k add’l mangroves planted in Cavite’s coastal areas
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it planted 54,000 mangrove propagules in the Manila Bay coastal areas of Cavite Province this year as part of its “Plant for Life” reforestation and afforestation program.
Over 400 volunteers from different government agencies, private companies and schools were tapped for the series of mangrove-planting activities in Cavite, which was done to help protect the shoreline from floods and to improve the quality of water in Manila Bay within the Cavite area.
The Maynilad “Plant for Life” initiative in Cavite is done in partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) and the local governments of Rosario, Cavite City, Kawit and Noveleta.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, Maynilad has planted almost 180,000 mangrove propagules in Cavite province, Malabon City, and Muntinlupa City, and over 500,000 tree saplings at the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan.