LINGAYEN, Pangasinan―The provincial government rolled out the 2nd leg of the Pangasinan Onward Greening Initiative (POGI) “Adopt a Mountain” project, a brainchild of Governor Amado I. Espino, III, recently at barangay Cayanga in Bugallon.
Hundreds of volunteers from community disaster volunteer groups—Delta Force, Magdalo Group, and Pangasina Bikers Association—took part on the greening project facilitated by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
The tree-planting activity was conducted on the 20-hectare lot situated in the mountainous Cayanga village, which was adopted by the provincial government as a reforestation area.
Espino, during the launching of the greening project last August 10, said the reforestation activity will be sustained by the provincial government to “green the mountains of Bugallon.”
He urged locals and partner organizations to work together to ensure that thousands of mahogany and narra seedlings sourced by the Provincial Agriculture Office from the nurseries of the province will grown to maturity.
Over 4,000 mahogany and narra seedlings from the Provincial Agriculture Office were planted while five kilograms of seeds of ipil-ipil, a fast growing mimosoid tree, were scattered in the area.