The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Masbate led by OIC, PENR Officer Benito B. Salazar and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo led by CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial conducted a joint coastal cleanup at Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary in celebration of the 2021 World Water Day with the theme, “Valuing Water”.

The cleanup was participated in by the Rotary Club of Masbate led by Provincial Board Member of Masbate Jamon Jardin Espares and the members of Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Puro Sinalikway (SAMAPUSI). Participants were able to collect ten (10) bags of plastic wastes.

Meanwhile, some one hundred fifty (150) Mahogany seedlings were planted in celebration of the World Water Day by the CENRO San Jacinto in partnership with the teaching and non-teaching staff of Rizal Integrated School (RIS) at the highlands of Barangay Rizal, Monreal, Masbate.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Masbate is grateful for the participation of the stakeholders in the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources and is looking forward to more activities that will strengthen public engagement in the protection of the environment.