Vihiga plants 30,000 tree seedlings ahead of World Environment Day celebrations

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Planting of tree seedlings
Planting of tree seedlings

More than 30,000 tree seedlings have been planted ahead of the World Environment Day celebrations on Sunday.

Through a program dubbed Ecosystem Restoration, the Department of Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources has partnered with Anglican Development Services-Western (ADS-Western) and Equity Bank, a move that has seen Vihiga surpass the required 10% forest cover.

The two months’ activity that involved the Community Forest Association (CFA), County staffs, ADS-Western and Equity Bank has reclaimed 25 acres of the degraded area of Maragoli hills.

Ecosystem Restoration program has also achieved its objectives that included; Society towards sustainable environment conservation, creating awareness on the link between environment and health among others.