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Cleaning waterways

 

The restoration of adulterated rivers has gained importance during the past year in most parts of the world. Rivers are essential water resources which are being transformed due to urbanization, causing threats to the people and their environment. According to a survey conducted last 2010, Calapan River ranked no. 5 as one of the most polluted rivers in the country. It is an 11-kilometer long river that cuts through the City of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. A huge development along the river occurred after the municipality transformed itself into a component city. This activity lead to rapid deterioration of the river. The rehabilitation of the river is compulsory due to the fact that both endemic and economically important species can still be found in the river. In addition to this is the existence of mangroves that serve as home and barrier for underwater species despite its unwanted state.
 
This June 5, 2019, in coordination with BSP Unit 21, we encourage everyone to participate and be part of our movement. Together, let's make a change! 

Our mission as environmental advocates is not limited and restricted to signing the petition but rather taking the initiative and making a positive difference to our environment

#IntoTheWater
#RepairReviveRegenerate

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Focuses:
 - Plastic Pollution Events
 - Youth Focused

Organizers

Organization Name
Senior Scouts of OMNHS
Organization Type
Academic Institution - Grade School
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign

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As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Ages 12-18
    We will clean and remove all garbages that hinder the water passage
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic

Venue

Calapan River
Oriental Mindoro National High School River
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro 5200 Philippines