Villaverde Diamond Ecopark.  The DENR-PENRO and the Municipal LGU of Villaverde jointly celebrated the Ocean Month and International Day for Biological Diversity through a “Mass Tree Planting” last May 23, 2014 (Friday) held at the National Greening Program (NGP) Site 2012 at Balaquit SWIP or the Villaverde Diamond Ecopark, Bintawan Norte, Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya.

The tree planting activity was attended by almost 300 participants composed of the Municipal officials and employees, DENR-PENRO and CENRO personnel, DepEd Villaverde District, PNP, BFP, barangay officials of the 9 barangays, MAFC, Court # 47-Order of the Amaranth, and Sang-at Salug members.

The seedlings planted were provided by the DENR-PENRO personnel headed by Forester Marlon C. Agnar, the PENR Officer of Nueva Vizcaya. There are about 1500 forest tree seedlings and cuttings planted consist of 500-Narra, 500-Bugnay, 200-Molave, 150-Jathropa/Tagumbao, and 150-Madre Cacao/Kakawate. The participants also brought empty plastic bottles with at least 1.0 to 1.5 liter capacity which was installed in the planted seedlings as an improvised water system thru drip method. The installation of plastic bottles filled with water will increase the survival rate of planted seedlings in the NGP site. ###fsagraan2014