Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Aquinas U, CSU, PSU, USANT lauded for adopting bodies of water

LEGAZPI CITY—Four universities in the region were recognized by the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their support to the Adopt-an-Estero/Water Bodies Project.

Aquinas University, Catanduanes State University, Partido State University, University of Saint Anthony
Aquinas U, CSU, PSU, USANT lauded for adopting bodies of water
Said schools include Aquinas University of Legazpi which adopted Yawa River, Barangay Rawis, this city; Catanduanes State University, which adopted Gogon River in Virac Catanduanes; Partido State University, which adopted Kulasi Bridge Creek in Goa, Camarines Sur; and University of Saint Anthony which Adopted Lake Bato in Bato, Camarines Sur.

The EMB conferred these universities with the Greening of Blue Award during the DENR Saringaya Awards held here.

According to the EMB, the universities regularly monitored and cleaned their adopted areas as well as planted trees which served as natural flood and soil erosion control.

Cash prizes and gift checks were given to the aforementioned schools.—With report from PIA/BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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