ANGELES CITY – The Angeles City Water District (ACWD) is adopting 30 hectares of planting sites under the Adopt-A-Watershed Reforestation Program pushed by the Angeles City government and the Abacan River and Angeles Watershed – Advocacy Council Inc. (ARAW-ACI).
ACWD General Manager Edgar Lopez, Araw-ACI President Renato “Abong” Tayag Jr., Executive Assistant Rafael Angeles (representative to Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr.), CENRO-OIC Archimedes Lazatin and Kapatirang Aetas ng Angeles-Porac para sa Kalikasan at Agrikultura (KAAPKA) represented by Henry Pan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the adoption of the planting sites at the watershed in Barangay Sapang Bato here.
Lopez said the ACWD is committed to plant trees for 10 years at the 30 hectares of land.
“This is not just to make us look good but a commitment to Mother Nature,” said Lopez. “Let us not wait for the wells to dry up,” added Lopez during the MOA signing at the ACWD office on Friday.
“I urge all stakeholders to help reforest our watershed to ensure the supply water in the future,” said Lopez.
Tayag praised the ACWD for adopting the biggest area for reforestation at the Angeles City Watershed. Prior to this, a private group adopted 10 hectares of planting sites for the same program.