Organized by NSB Philippines:
Coastal clean-up and mangrove planting activity
Mangroves play an important role in maintaining the health and balance of our environment. These unique ecosystems, found in tropical coastal regions, are made up of different species of trees and shrubs that have adapted to brackish water conditions.
In the recent coastal clean-up and mangrove planting activity organized by NSB and Eyesea in collaboration with the local community and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Naic, Cavite in the Philippines, the group of volunteers was able to collect six big bags of carefully sorted garbage and planted 90 mangrove seedlings.
“The importance of mangrove planting cannot be overestimated. It is critical not only for environmental conservation and combating climate change, but also for the economic well-being of coastal communities,” says Thaddeus J. Bonghanoy, Career Manager at NSB and initiator of events like this one. He continues: “Local governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals need to work together to raise awareness of the importance of mangroves and actively participate in their conservation and restoration. In this way, we can ensure a greener, more resilient planet for future generations.”
Bonghanoy is once again convinced that the main objective of this event was achieved: to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability and to inspire the local community to take concrete action to protect the environment.
A huge Thank You to all the participants, including many of our own NSB cadets, NSB crew, EyeSea members, private organizations, and the local community. The event was an impressive success, and we sincerely appreciate the support of everyone involved in making this event possible.