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DENR-NCR joins the Annual Million Tree Challenge of MWSS

June 13, 2017


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) Regional Director Lourdes C. Wagan (fifth from right) poses with, (from left to right) Joel C. Yu, Chief, MWSS-Regulatory Office; Joel Palma, President and CEO, WWF; Geodino Carpio, Chief Operating Officer, MWCI; Atty. Roel Espiritu, Head, Corporate Quality, Environment, Safety and Health, MWSI; MWSS Administrator Ret. Gen. Reynaldo V. Velasco; Norie Garcia, Director for Partnership and Advocacy ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya; Anette de Ocampo, Head, Government Relations Maynilad and Mel Velasco, Communication Consultant of MWSS hold sample indigenous tree species during the launch of the Annual Million Tree Challenge project of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) on Tuesday, 13 June 2017.

The project aims to plant, maintain and nurture one million trees yearly over the next five years in the six watersheds namely, Umiray, Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, Marikina and Laguna Lake Watershed.

DENR-NCR took up the challenge and promised to provide seedlings for the project, as well as technical support.