The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba recently spearheaded a river cleanup drive and bamboo growing along the Pangi River which covered the towns of Maitum and Kiamba, Sarangani Province.
CENR Officer Forester Abdul D. Cariga said the activity is part of the interventions to enhance the water quality of Pangi River through the RIVERs for Life program which is also funded by the Protected Area Management Office of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PAMO-SBPS).
Forester Charlyn R. Cailing, RIVERs for Life focal person of CENRO Kiamba, said a total of 750 were planted during the series of bamboo growing activities since the last week July this year.
The 170 participants from barangays Tablao of Kiamba, Kiambing and Wali of Maitum, CR1M Riders Club Sargen Chapter, and CENRO Kiamba found no trash in the area and used tree guards to protect the propagules from flooding and stray animals.
“Pangi River was classified as Class B/C by the DENR Environmental Management Bureau. We are hopeful that through the series of interventions that we have been conducting since 2021, we can improve it to Class B or even Class A,” CENRO Cariga said. | With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba IO Designate