An estimated two thousand (2,000) seedlings were successfully planted at the village of Nabaoy, Malay this Saturday.
This was made possible through the effort of Boracay Island Water (BIWC), Department of Environment-Community Environment Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO), the Police of Boracay and Malay, Village Officials of Nabaoy, Red Cross, Rotary Club, Bugsay Blades, locals, foreigners of all ages who scaled the mountains of Nabaoy to plant trees.
The volunteers, including other groups and individuals that care for nature, Easy Rock and Yes FM Boracay, planted the seedlings one by one into the holes made ready for the particular purpose.
According to the BIWC Customer Service Officer Acs Aldaba, the tiredness felt in trekking and climbing the almost four (4) kilometer distance to the mountain planting site was replaced by joy because the activity was successful.
The seedlings for the tree planting activity were prepared by the DENR, BIWC and others who extended a helping hand in order to replace cut trees at the area.
Aldaba gave assurance that the plants will live to help in reaching the targeted planting of one (1) billion trees in the whole Philippines.