In observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month the DSWD Field Office Caraga, through its Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) spearheaded a tree planting activity in Brgy. Puting Bato, Cabadbaran City on July 23, 2021.
With the collaborative efforts between DSWD, NCIP Caraga, OCD, DTI, DPWH, PNP, PAMB-DENR, PENRO, and CENRO of LGU Cabadbaran and Tubay, 300 seedlings were planted; 250 of which were Narra Tree and 50 seedlings of Bayog Tree.
Together with the representatives from LGU Cabadbaran and other national line agencies, the activity was graced with the presence of the OIC-Regional Director Ramel F. Jamen and Assistant Regional Director for Operations Jean Paul S. Parajes. The activity aims to create, promote, and ensure the integrity of the environmental conservation among communities through planting of trees and liaising with other organizations and government entities working with environment conservation.
During the turn-over of the project, OIC-RD Jamen underscored the importance of the ripple effect of the activity. “We are here not just to plant a tree but to grow a tree. By sustaining what we have started this morning is the true measure of the success on this” OIC-RD Jamen said in local dialect.
DSWD will continue to visit the said area in the following months to ensure that the initial engagement will bear fruits in the future. DSWD also has tree planting engagements in Brgy. Abilan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, and Brgy. Mandamo, Butuan City. These are DSWD-adopted areas for environmental protection and long-term community engagements.