Earlier today, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region IV-A (CALABARZON), through the Conservation and Development Division and PENRO Cavite, conducted a mangrove tree planting and coastal clean-up in San Rafael IV, Noveleta, Cavite to celebrate the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem.

Twenty-seven (27) kilos of trash were collected and 100 propagules of Rhizophora species were planted.

Participants and collaborators include the Forest Foundation Philippines (FFP), the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office of Noveleta, and Barangay San Rafael IV. The Noveleta Mangrove Farmers Association also participated in the event.