CENRO Calaca headed by OIC-CENRO Isagani Amatorio conducted Mangrove tree planting and coastal clean-up, as this office enjoins on the celebration of World Mangrove Day 2020 held at Brgy. Lumaniag Lian, Batangas.

The said activity was made possible with the help of selected employees of CENRO Calaca, MENRO Lian, LGU barangay of Lumaniag, Lian Fisherfolk Association and some residents of the said barangay.

At the outset, an IEC lecture was also conducted by Information Officer-Juvy Reytiran about brief history of World Mangrove Day, importance of Mangrove Ecosystem, Mangrove forest in the Philippines, Different types of Mangroves and existing laws implemented for the conservation of mangroves were discussed.

For the last part of the activity, 50 seedlings of Avicennia sp. (Also known as “Kalapinay”) and Aegiceras sp. (“ Saging-saging) were planted and a total of 10 sacks of trash collected during the clean-up.

Lasty, during the conduct of the said activities, participants had strictly observed and practiced the safety and health precautionary measures such as wearing of face masks and observance of 1.5 m social distancing.