Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 74, series of 1999 declaring February 2 of every year as National Wetlands Day in recognition of the immense importance of wetlands to the welfare of the Filipino people and the protection of global biodiversity, DENR-PENRO Batangas hosted a mangrove tree planting activity on February 2, 2023 in Brgy, Lagadlarin, Lobo, Batangas. This was conducted to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands to the environment and the public.

A total of 60 mangrove planting materials of “Lapis-lapis” (Ceriops decandra ) were planted within the mangrove area. A total of 36 volunteers (13 males and 23 females) from DENR-PENRO Batangas, barangay LGU, and Samahan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Pangangalaga ng Kalikasan (SMMPK) ng Brgy. Lagadlarin, Lobo, participated in the activity.