Coastal Cleanup at Ili Sur, San Juan and San Agustin San Fernando

Coastal cleanup and tree planting in Ili Sur, San Juan.

 

children in San Agustin participated in the coastal cleanup after they were told they will have a snack after the cleanup

Cleanest, greenest, safest, these awards were previously awarded to Barangay Ili Sur, San Juan. According to Barangay Chairperson Evangeline Nieves Sabalburo they have a very strong commitment to the environment. So, without hesitation, together with the barangay council and volunteers, they gladly joined us and participants from the Provincial Government-Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), Institute of Social Order, and members of TWG of the project in a coastal cleanup and tree planting activity last June 16, 2022.

We held another coastal cleanup in San Agustin, San Fernando last June 24, 2022. The coastal cleanup was attended by PGENRO, barangay volunteers, coastguards, and members of the TWG. According to the coastguards, they do coastal cleanups every Friday morning along the coast of San Agustin, San Francisco.

Through this activity, they encouraged the children to take part in the cleanup. Parents were also quick to comment that residents, swimmers, and tourists alike contribute to the garbage in the area, while Barangay Chairman Nicanor Ramos always encourages the residents to help and participate in the cleanup because it is important to have a clean surrounding.

This series of coastal cleanups, tree and mangrove planting in Parian Oeste, Bauang (June 9, 2022); Ili Sur, San Juan, and San Agustin San Fernando aim to raise public awareness of solid waste management and to celebrate the National Environment month, with the theme: “Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo, #OnlyOneEarth”.

These activities are in collaboration with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENROs) and City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO).

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