DENR National Capital Region through its North Field Office (NFO) and Estero Rangers assigned in the area, conducted a cleanup at the Navotas Centennial Park in Barangay Bagumbayan North, Navotas City.
Navotas Centennial Park is a waterfront park in Navotas City, facing Manila Bay. It is the largest open space—approximately 20,000 square meters—in the Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas-Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) area. It sits at the mouth of the Tullahan River and north of the Navotas Fisheries Complex.
The area, likewise, is located along the path of the southwest monsoon or Habagat and often becomes engulfed with trash coming from nearby areas caused by high winds and strong rains.
Workers from Barangay Bagumbayan North joined the cleanup, which resulted in the recovery of trash composed mostly of plastic and styrofoam food packaging and containers, as well as discarded fishing gear. The activity was conducted in line with the ongoing cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay. DENR led an inter-agency effort to restore water quality of Manila Bay following the Writ of Continuing Mandamus of the Supreme Court.