Rotary gives mangroves a fighting chance

Rotary gives mangroves a fighting chance
Volunteers at the weekend’s mangrove seedling planting

Around 1,000 mangrove seedlings were planted at the weekend by volunteers on the shoreline of Aning in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City.

This is the third mangrove planting by the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara as part of its ‘Project Green’, a long-term initiative designed to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting our environment. 

“Around the world, mangroves are threatened, but they are important to the ecosystem. Their protection and restoration should be a high priority,” said Marapara Rotary president Rolando Corona. 

“Mangroves really matter because they form a natural barrier against violent storm surges and floods as well asabsorb carbon. Their dense network of roots prevent contamination of downstream waterways, protecting sensitive habitats, humans and animals alike.”

Planting the seedlings were volunteers from the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara, the Rotaract Club of Marapara, Eco Folks, Bacolod Tugboat Services, BREDCO and USLS High School Batch ’87, the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines and Brgy. Pahanocoy councilors.

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