Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Little Love for Mother Earth

It was a Saturday. I was up at the crack of dawn. I should have been away sailing in dreamland for a couple more hour. But no, I was up so early I put the roosters to shame. My graduate school was going to attend a mangrove planting activity that morning.

It was a first for me, so excited I was. A new adventure. A way of showing my love for mother earth.

An hour from Cagayan de Oro City is Alubijid Marine Protected Area. It is a coastal town, a few meters from the highway. A few mangroves can be seen in the beach. But definitely not enough for the fishes to thrive on. 
See? We need more mangroves!!!
This is a mangrove seedling. You just push it down the wet sand, Tie it on a bamboo stick next to it to prevent it from getting washed out by the waves.


The Graduate School was joined by some policemen in this endeavor. Way to go, men in blue!


Footprints in the sand


I'm leaving a piece of me in those mangroves, hoping to make a little difference.

11 comments:

  1. Hats off for that awesome project, we really need to care for mother earth for our own good.

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    1. we really should care for mother earth before its too late!

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  2. I've never seen mangroves before, wish I could see them before they're gone :(

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  3. this is a nice experience sis :) i hope i get to try tree planting one day, too.

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    1. Yes, sis! it was indeed a great experience!

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  4. Good job sis. We really need to take care of our dear Mother earth..

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  5. What a great idea! Good for you for helping out Mother Earth :)

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  6. Glad I helped in my own little way.:)

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  7. I would always love to participate in Community Service activities like this one. It may be a little as what others may think but the long term effect of planting a mangrove tree will surely benefit the next generation

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