In celebration of International Earth Day 2022, the Metro Iloilo Water District and its joint venture company, Metro Pacific Iloilo Water joined with the Iloilo Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of the Province of Lambunao, and the Local Government Officials of Barangay Agsirab, Lambunao for a River Walk along the Ulian River in Lambunao.
Aside from bolstering the appreciation of the natural water resources of Lambunao, the River Walk activity also served as an ocular inspection activity– particularly for the PENRO and DENR–and aimed to assess the current biodiversity and health of the flora and fauna of the Ulian River in Brgy Agsirab in Maasin, which is also one of the headwaters of the long winding Tigum-Aganan River.
Aside from the River Walk, the PENRO and DENR also headed a releasing of tilapia fingerlings activity into the Ulian River.
The global Earth Day Celebration has been around for almost half a century, and serves to remind the world of the importance of maintaining a healthy biodiversity of our planet. This year’s theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in the Planet”.