DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

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DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

 

CABA, LA UNION – International Coastal Clean-up (ICC)  is the largest volunteer effort for our ocean’s health. Held annually every third of September, people around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and record information on the debris collected. Results will aid in better waste management policies, plans, product packaging designs and in rousing consciousness among people. This year’s ICC theme in the Philippines is, “ Tayo ang Solusyon sa Polusyon.” The 2018 ICC activities resemble the continuation of this year’s “ Environment Month Celebration” with the theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” the global awareness to reduce plastic wastes most particularly in our oceans.

In Ilocos Region , the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I), spearheaded the clean- a- shore activities simultaneously held last September 22, 2018 in line with the observance of the International Clean- up embodied in the Presidential Proclamation No. 470. DENR- I key officials and personnel led the coastal clean- up activities in various coastal municipalities in the province of La Union. Each division of DENR- I office were assigned in the following respective areas; Office of the Regional Director, Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) and Legal Division- (Brgy. Wenceslao, Caba), Conservation and Development Division (CDD)- (Brgy. Taberna, Bauang), National Greening Program (NGP) and Finance Division (Brgy. Paratong 3 and 4, Bangar), Licensing, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD), Survey Planning and Management Division (SMD) (Paratong Norte, Bangar), Enforcement Division, Administrative Division, Planning and Management Division (PMD) (Brgy. Samara, Aringay).

Personnel from various government line agencies, youth from the academe, local government units, coastal communities and volunteer groups from the province of La Union likewise, joined the coastal activities. Assigned participants in the event recorded the collected trashes and recorded/ consolidated in the ICC Ocean Trash Data Form.

Let us unite to beautify our beaches, coasts, and waterways, let us do our part to help save Mother Earth and be a part of the solution for our ocean’s health. ( G. Garcia- RPAO )