RC CEPZ Plants 1000 Mahogany Trees in General Trias, Cavite



Municipality of
General Trias, Cavite
Department of Environment
and Natural Resources

Tree Planting -
Toward a Green Philippines

at Biclatan & Manggahan Riverbanks, Gen. Trias, Cavite


Gen. Trias, Cavite, October 21, 2006 - Rotary Club of Cavite Export Processing Zone conducted a tree planting activity in response to General Trias Municipal Mayor Jonjon Ferrer's call for the preservation of the riverbanks at Barangays Manggahan and Biclatan in Gen. Trias, Cavite. Ms. Neri Marques, the Municipal Agriculturist of Gen. Trias, requested that the trees donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) be planted at these riverbanks to control its erosion and prevent further damage populated by residents of the said communities. Originally planned by RC CEPZ, the trees were to be planted along the highway at the Bacao Bypass Road in Gen. Trias, Cavite in conjunction with DENR's flagship "Green Philippine Highways." After the record flooding in the lowland municipalities of Rosario, Noveleta and Gen. Trias due to the collapsing of the 2 dams in Gen. Trias caused by the devastating typhoon Milenyo last September 28th, Ms. Marquez requested that the trees be planted along these riverbanks.

Leader President Amy accompanied by officers and members of the sponsored Rotaract Clubs of Cavite Economic Zone, Rotaract Club of Cavite State University-Rosario and Interact Club of Rosario National High School proceeded as early as 7:00 a.m. to the Barangay Hall of Manggahan, Gen. Trias, Cavite to pick up some 1000 mahogany seedlings for delivery to the two locations. The group first went to the riverbank located in Barangay Manggahan to plant 500 seedlings then to Barangay Biclatan to plant another 500 seedlings.

RC CEPZ Leader President Amy Llave assisting local barangay officials in loading 500 mahogany seedlings for delivery to two locations in Barangay Manggahan and Barangay Biclatan.

Barangay Manggahan, Gen. Trias, Cavite

Leader President Amy Llave and Former Cavite Economic Zone Administrator and Rotarian Dante Quindoza help each other in planting the seedlings with volunteers from Barangay Manggahan.

Barangay Biclatan, Gen. Trias, Cavite

Municipal Agriculturist of Gen. Trias, Cavite Ms. Neri Marquez leading the planting of the mahogany trees at Barangay Biclatan, Gen. Trias, Cavite.