The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) – Negros Occidental station, in collaboration with other government agencies and Barangay Banago, conducted clean-up drive and mangrove planting at the PCG adopted coastal and mangrove conservation area in Purok Alalahoy and Purok Baybayon in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City on Saturday, September 18.
Presently, Coast Guard Negros Occidental has 10 adopted mangrove areas and also established two mangrove nurseries in southern and northern Negros which are sources of propagules being use for planting in different areas.
A total of 250 individuals joined hand in hand and collected more or less five tons of garbage and planted 200 mangrove propagules in celebration of the International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021.
Coast Guard Station Bacolod spearheaded by Capt. Ludovico D. Librilla (DSC) led the simultaneous coastal clean-up activity along the shoreline of Purok Alalahoy and Purok Baybayon.
Approximately 110 sacks or 4.5 tons of garbage were collected during the activity and properly disposed it at Brgy. Banago Material Recovery Facility.
Another coastal clean-up activity headed by CGSS Hinoba-an collected more or less 40 sacks or 400 kilos of garbage at Bolila Island, Brgy. Asia in Hinobaan town.
CGS Sipalay also spearheaded a coastal clean-up activity and collected more or less 10 sacks or 100 kilos of garbage at Maasin Island and Campumanes Bay in Sipalay City./WDJ