SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) - - The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) of the Province of Antique has undertaken various
activities and programs to protect the environment.
Environment and Natural Resources Officer (ENRO) Vivian T. Marfil of the Province of Antique reported the accomplishments of ENRO Antique in a program at the EBJ Freedom Park recently.
She called for the sustained tree-growing activities of the agencies of government, local government units, private organizations, and families even only in their respective backyards to help in the protection and conservation of the environment.
Marfil said that ENRO has grown 75,000 seedlings of fruit and hardwood trees last year to respond to the requests of various
agencies, LGUs, and private groups who have programs on tree growing in different areas in the province.
The priority recipients of the seedlings from ENRO are tree-growing programs of various groups in denuded areas and watersheds.
The Office is also maintaining a seven-hectare farm lot in Barangay Igbucagay, Hamtic which served as a demonstration center of sustainable upland technologies.
Igbucagay farm is also being developed as an eco-tourism destination in the province.
Marfil also reminded everyone of the proper solid waste management in their respective offices and households.
Single-use containers are not recommended, instead, use eco-friendly containers.
On the other hand, she also reported the collection of not less than P2.5 million from quarry operations of sand and gravel in the designated areas in Antique for the last six months.
Marfil assured that the quarry operations are being supervised by ENRO personnel to ensure the permittees only quarry in designated areas and ensure that they pay corresponding taxes and fees to the provincial government. (JBG/PSM/PIA-Antique)