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

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.