The Embassy of the United States, together with the Popular Foundation, Yaque del Norte Water Fund, Association for Development (APEDI) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MIMARENA), held a day of environmental service this Friday with a wide range of reforestation day in the Jacagua micro-basin.
More than 110 employees of that entity joined forces with other entities to plant 2,000 trees of native species in the forest area, to improve environmental biodiversity, improve the forest layer and resources of water in the area.
During the day, 30 areas (1.9 hectares) were planted with the species mara (Calophyllum calaba L), cedar (Cedrela odorata), mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), saman (Samanea saman), penda (Citharexylum fruticosum), cape (Petitia domingensis). …
Also the oak (Quercus robur), John First (Simarouba glauca), dove heart (Colubrina arborescens), limoncillo or quenepa (Melicoccus bijugatus), tamarind (Tamarindus indica), in lands managed by the Northern Yaque Water Fund and APEDI.
DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS TOGETHER
The event was led by top executives such as Greg Segas, acting minister counselor of the United States Embassy; Rebecca Latorraca, USAID director; Elías Dinzey, general manager of Fundación Popular.
Also Aquiles Bermúdez, president of the Yaque del Norte Water Fund Philanthropic Trust; Walkiria Estévez, executive director of the Water Fund; Saúl Abreu, executive director of APEDI and Juan Guzmán, regional coordinator of Protected Areas of the Ministry of the Environment.
“With this initiative we join the national goal of planting 20 million plants, of the 320,000 forest works identified to fulfill this purpose of conserving and protecting nature, which will contribute to mitigating the effects of contamination of the country’s ecosystems and conserving the country’s natural resources and biodiversity,” said a press release.