SOCOT PYAP formally Launch Adopt a Riverbank Project

One hundred sixty members of the South Cotabato Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) formally launched its Adopt a Riverbank Project in Sitio Bakngeb, Barangay Laconon, T’boli last April 18 to 19 as part of the province’s initiative to encourage the youth to take part in keeping a healthy, disaster resilient environment.
A total of 50 afus bamboos and 100 hills of mahogany were planted along the riparian zone of Bakngeb River.
This Riparian Zone Revegetation and Management initiative can control soil and riverbank erosion, stabilize rivers, and control flood and trap sediments that causes river systems to become shallow, said Louie Pacardo of Allah Valley Landscape and Development Alliance (AVLADA).
Pacardo said a projected estimate of more than 60 barangays in the province or 40, 000 households may be covered and affected by flood if the Allah River and other connecting rivers overflow. 60 percent of these victims will be women and children.
Participating youth were also encouraged to organize their school-based or community-based groups with goals of protecting the environment and use social media sites to promote environmental and climate change adaptation advocacies.
Lectures on Climate Change Adaption, environment protection and salient points of RA 9165 or otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act were also provided during the first day of the activity.

By | 2017-04-19T15:09:21+00:00 April 19, 2017|

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