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DENR-NCR RD Lourdes Wagan commits to support the Annual Million Tree Challenge

June 13, 2017


Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) Regional Director Lourdes C. Wagan answers questions from reporters during the press conference for the Annual Million Tree Challenge spearheaded by Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).

RD Wagan shared that the commitment of the agency is to provide seedlings for the execution and completion of the Annual Million Tree Challenge for the next five years. She is looking forward to the success of the project since it will help maintain and protect the ecological integrity of the Umiray, Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, Marikina and Laguna Lake Watersheds. She also encouraged people to participate and support the project as they will eventually benefit from it in the form of clean water and air, not to mention enriched biodiversity.

DENR-NCR is one of the partners of the MWSS in the project; other partners are Manila Water Company Inc. (MWCI), Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI), Bantay Kalikasan (BK), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Philippine Water Works Association, UP Mountaineers, LGUs, Rotary, Jaycess, Kiwanis and students from universities and colleges.