Cavite marks World Environment Day with coastal cleanup

June 5, 2021 Dennis Abrina 199 views

TANZA, Cavite — In view of the celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) National Capital Region (NCR) together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), PCG Cavite, Coast Guard Axillaries Cavite, PENRO Cavite and the provincial government of Cavite joined forces in the conduct of a simultaneous coastal cleanup in the 100-kilometer coast line of Cavite in which a total of more or less 10 tons of biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes were collected.

This proactive measure spearheaded by PCG NCR-CL aims to involve the coastal communities which should be the primary partner of the government agencies in maintaining a safe and clean marine environment.

In addition, PCG NCR-CL together with MEP Group Cavite, PCGA Squadron Ternate, LGU Ternate, Personnel from Fisheries and Marine Science Department of Cavite State University Naic jointly conducted mangrove tree planting at the vicinity of Bgy. Bucana, Ternate, Cavite. Participants planted a total number of 1,300 mangrove samplings with an estimated 800 meters area covered.

Moreover, an underwater cleanup drive (SCUBASURERO) was also executed by PCG Cavite with PENRO Cavite, PCGA Cavite and maritime stakeholders with a total of 20 divers at Bgy. Patungan, Maragondon, Cavite. An estimated 2 sacks of non-biodegradable wastes were collected by the said force.

By far, this is the largest environmental effort conducted in Cavite province that involved various agencies. The goal is to make Cavite a hub of marine biodiversity by proactively and regularly involving the coastal communities to become the primary coast guardians in their own sea.