Tree planting and info drive held in Buguias, Benguet - NPC-UARWAT
To involve the community in its watershed protection and rehabilitation efforts, NPC’s Upper Agno River Watershed Area Team (UARWAT) on May 27 conducted an information and education campaign and a tree planting
activity in Barangay Sebang, Buguias in Benguet.
The village, being one of the communities near/within the Upper Agno Watershed, is steward to Mts. Nato-o and Ngog-ngoggan.
Participants included local government units, barangay health workers, residents, and members of the Special Action Company of the Special Action Force. They were briefed on NPC’s role, coverage, and mandate in managing the watershed. Possible projects to help with the community’s livelihoods such as availing of swine and seedlings were discussed as well with local officials.
The Upper Agno Watershed Reservation is located at the southeast edge of the Cordillera in the province of Benguet. It contains the catchment area that feeds the Ambuklao and Binga dams. It is one of the 11 watersheds being managed by NPC.