SCUBAsura marks World Water Day in Bicol

Bicolano divers will give their share of cleaning the marine environment with SCUBAsura, a seabed clean up in Albay Gulf in the area of Legazpi City to mark the observance of World Water Day on March 22, 2013.

DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales said the event will be spearheaded by the Environmental Management Bureau Regional Office with Regional Director Roberto Sheen at the helm.

Director Sheen reported that at least a hundred volunteers, divers and non-divers will join the SCUBAsura in Legazpi City Boulevard on Saturday to underline the importance of keeping the marine environment clean.

RD Sheen said the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL) will provide rubber boats to ferry divers from the boulevard to the dive site while the Bicol SCUBA Divers Foundation Inc. shall supplement manpower.

According to him, the bureau earlier conducted a simultaneous river and estero clean up last March 16 under the Adopt-a-Estero Program which the local industry adoptors have led.

World Water Day on March 22 has a theme “International Year of Water Cooperation.” The global event is celebrated locally on the theme, “Tubig Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Tubig” (Water for All, All for Water).

Press Release: March 20, 2013