BCWD receives recognition for its effort in protecting the Taguibo River

Butuan City Water District (BCWD) received a Plaque of Recognition from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on June 20, 2022 during its 2nd Regional Management Conference held in The Pavillion Watergate, Butuan City.

BCWD was recognized for its outstanding contribution leading to the conferment of Taguibo River as 3rd Placer in the national search for Recognizing Individuals/Institutions Towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers or R.I.V.E.R.s for Life Award FY 2021 through its community effort towards the management and protection of Taguibo River for a clean and sustainable water flow.

It has been BCWD’s advocacy to conserve and protect the environment, in general, and the Taguibo Watershed Forest Reserve (TRWFR) and Taguibo River in particular. It goes down to the grassroots by conducting information and education campaign (IEC), educating the people living in the watershed on the importance of healthy environment and the critical role played by the TRWFR in the lives of the Butuanons. It spearheads and sponsors the solid waste management project at Tagkiling, Anticala, resulting to the maintenance of cleanliness and beautification of that part of the watershed, thereby, avoiding contamination of the Taguibo River. Its reforestation program has reforested about 300 hectares in the watershed area, including the 69 hectares of Adopt-A-Forest project.

Adopt-A-Forest Project is a 3-year tree planting and “parenting” project undertaken by BCWD which will serve as a model project for those individuals, institutions and organizations that would like to conduct tree planting activity and/or just donate or provide funds for one hectare or more hectares to be reforested in TRWFR. It will take Php75,000.00 to reforest one hectare of the TRWFR, however, donors can opt to donate Php30,000.00 per hectare and BCWD will provide the additional fund to complete the Php75,000.00 requirement.

As of 1st quarter of 2022, BCWD has a total of 69 hectares reforestation project in TRWFR under the Adopt-A-Forest program with 35 generous donors. The result of the latest maintenance activity conducted shows more than 90% survival rate of the planted seedlings. Thus, meeting the 85% survival rate target of said program.

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Last Update: September 01, 2022