March 22, 2023
RIVER CLEAN-UP — The World Wetlands Day was commemorated by personnel of the Sabangan Municipal Police Station in Mountain Province with a clean-up drive along the Chico River from Dalimogao Bridge to Lalagim Bridge that are under two barangays in the municipality. — PRO-Cor photo

SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in raising awareness about the importance of wetlands for the planet and people, being vital ecosystems that protect and support life.
About 70 volunteers from SNAP-Magat, local government units of Ramon, Isabela, National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) of San Isidro, Isabela, Municipal Environment and Natural Resour-ces Office of Ramon, Isabela, and student volunteers teamed up with the DENR for a tree planting and clean-up drive at the riverbanks of Maris reservoir on Feb. 2 to commemorate the World Wetlands Day.
This year’s celebration carries the theme of “It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration,” which emphasizes the need to prioritize and promote actions to reverse its loss.
During the activity, CENR officer Edmund Malupeng emphasized the importance of stakeholders’ collaborative efforts to achieve the goal. Planting trees contributes to the restoration of wetlands by reversing the rapid destruction of wetlands caused by human activity and climate change.
An important part of SNAP’s mission is to keep its host communities and the environment clean and safe for a more sustainable future.
World Wetlands Day, which is celebrated annually on Feb. 2, seeks to raise awareness around the world about the importance of wetlands in the preservation of the planet. – Press release