DENR National Capital Region invited several discussion and group activity facilitators for its Environment Youth Camp. The facilitators include Mr. Glenn Alvin Gustilo of the Manila Bay Site Coordinating Management Office (MBSCMO) who discussed the state of Manila Bay and the Supreme Court mandamus; Assistant Protected Area Superintendent (APASu) Renz Marion Gamido who provided an overview of the protected areas of Metro Manila and the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park (LPPW); CRFMS Chief Justin de Ramos who tackled coastal and marine ecosystems and the "ridge-to-reef" approach in managing ecosystems; and, Forester Lemuel Tolosa, who facilitated the discussion on urban green spaces. Speakers from the Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), meanwhile, discussed the importance of social media in environmental advocacy and shared tips on how to harness and maximize its potential.

The learning event, entitled “enviYOUTHment, Episode 2: Youth of Today for the Young People of Tomorrow” was conducted in celebration of International Youth Day (IYD) last Thursday, 18 August 2022, at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park (LPPWP). The IYD is an annual, United Nations-led celebration, that aims to draw public attention to youth issues and encourage the participation of the youth in nation-building and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among others. DENR National Capital Region, through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) and the Regional Youth Desk Office (RYDO), is working with different youth groups and organizations in Metro Manila to encourage their active participation to the ongoing cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay and other environmental advocacies.