Thirty five selected Davao City Water District employees planted ornamental plants at the Malagos Watershed Park on June 23, 2017 as part of DCWD’s Philippine Environment Month celebration.
Around 2,300 ornamental seedlings and cuttings of Acaleipa, Australian Peanut, Magic Rose, Mandalosa, Mayana, San Francisco, and St. Peter and other assorted ornamental plants were planted to rehabilitate the park.
Before the planting proper, City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) Parks and Playground Division manager Engr. Benita V. Matuguinas led the discussion among the participants on the importance of parks in urban and rural communities while DCWD Watershed Management chief Engr. Lorna M. Maxino gave an orientation on DCWD’s rehabilitation projects in the Malagos Watershed. Landscape artists from CENRO were also present to assist in the arrangement and classification of plants.
Spearheaded by the Environment and Watershed Protection Division, this activity is among the various projects of the water utility to help in the rehabilitation of Davao City’s watersheds. Another set of employees will join a planting activity on November 17 as part of DCWD’s celebration of Davao City’s Water Consciousness Month in November. (Winston C. Ajero)