ORANI, Bataan – The Orani Water District (OWD) has planted 50,000 trees to Tala watershed area for the last five years.
For its 5th year conduct of reforestation project last Saturday (August 13), OWD planted more than 10,000 tibigtree seedlings to the watershed area in the upland Barangay Tala, this town.
“We are very happy that despite the bad weather volunteers joined us in our 5th year of reforestation project”, OWD General Manager Benni Andres said during the tree planting. The OWD employees were joined in the planting activity by policemen, government employees, fishermen, and other volunteers.
The water district is nurturing 28 hectares watershed area, which is part of the Bataan National Park.
In celebrating its anniversary every February for the past 5 years, OWD has been sponsoring a fun run for a cause to raise funds for the water district’s reforestation program. OWD had raised P116,960 last February, which was used in the planting activity on Saturday.
Andres said that their reforestation effort at the Tala watershed area aims to preserve Orani aquifers. “We have to protect and preserve our source of water by reforesting watershed areas,” Andres stressed.
The reforestation program of OWD has been attracting the support of various sectors for the past years.