Boost to Eburu-Mbaruk Forest Ecosystem as over 10,000 trees planted



Nakuru County Department of Environment on Friday planted more than 10,000 trees in Eburru forest and its environ.

This will go a long way in boosting the Eburru mbaruk Forest Ecosystem which  is a critical catchment area supporting thousands of livelihoods in Eburru mbaruk ward Gilgil sub-coubty.

It not only supplies water for irrigation but also for domestic use .

Tree planting was also extended to Several schools including Cypress and Eburru mbaruk primary schools and Eburru mbaruk secondary, aiming to increase the tree cover in schools as well as conserving the water catchment areas.

Tree Planting — part of the Government’s agenda of planting 15 billion trees in the next 10 years — to respond to climate change.

In his remarks, CECM Dr Nelson Maara who presided over the exercise noted that the County Government will continue to plant more trees at Eburru forest in order to increase forest cover as well as conserving the water catchment areas.

This is in line with Governor Susan Kihika’s manifesto of ensuring conservation of the environment.

He was accompanied by the Director for Environment Grace karanja, Environment Officers,Globe Gone Green and International Tree Foundation representatives, National youth service, pupils, and students, among other dignitaries.

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