|PRO 4B on Nursery and Forest Plantation Establishment, Maintenance and Protection|
Camp Efigenio C Navarro, Calapan City - On February 28-29, 2012, the Regional Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD) conducted a two-day Seminar/Workshop on Nursery and Forest Plantation Establishment, Maintenance and Protection in cooperation with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Calapan City held at PRO MIMAROPA Conference Room, Camp Efigenio C Navarro, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. The activity was participated by forty-three (43) participants coming from the Office of Command Group, Directorial Staff, Regional Support Units and Oriental Mindoro PPO. The activity was started with a simple program wherein PCSUPT ARTEMIO G HICBAN, PRO 4B Regional Director, stressed in his opening message,“Aside from our mandated task as the country’s premier Law Enforcement Agency, we will roll up our sleeves to plant 10 million trees across the archipelago as part of our contribution to fight global warming. This call for us to move as vanguard of forest protection by learning the methods and details of replacing our lost trees and the habitat of many animal species and local flora, through forest nurseries and plantations.”
Invited lecturers from CENRO-Calapan City headed by Forester Dante A. Madriaga, Chief, Forest Management Service, shared their knowledge and expertise on sustainable management of natural resources through resource conservation, protection and productivity enhancement.
The participants participated in the actual practical exercise and they were able to plant one hundred (100) pieces of wildlings of mahogany which were transferred in a black plastic bag. Also, one hundred (100) pieces of narra and mahogany seeds were planted in the nursery site.
PCSUPT EDGAR L LAYON, Deputy Regional Director for Administration on his closing message urged everyone to apply the little knowledge they gained over the seminar/workshop because it is our duty to help nature. In closing, he explained that, ‘if we plant trees today, we may be able to save lives tomorrow.’