Green Spaces embarks on planting trees

Tana Water Works Development Agency Senior Manager Beato Migwi (left standing) with a group of youthful environmental conservationists after an annual tree planting exercise at the Castle section of Mt Kenya forest yesterday

Green Spaces in conjunction with several other stake holders have  held their annual tree planting exercise within Kirinyaga  County .

The organisation which is a Community   Based one (CBO), yesterday planted hundreds of various varieties of tree seedlings at the castle Kamweti section of Mt Kenya forest.

The Tana Water Development  Agency which is among the stake holders which took part in yesterday’s exercise   said through its representative Beato Migwi it will continue partnering with like-minded Organisations  in greening of the environment .

Migwi who is the Agency’s Manager , Corporate Communications and Public Relations said he was pleased to see the young generation getting involved in matters environmental conservation.

“I was amused to see a group of youths braving the heavy rains and the muddy conditions which prevailed in the 4 kilometer walk into the dense forest up to a section the Kenya Forest Service had set aside for the planting, “he said.

He recalled how last year the Agency participated in at a similar tree planting session at the Murinduko hills, Mwea East Sub-County where over 5000 indigenous tree species were planted.

Joyful youths pose for a historic moment after a  tree planting exercise within castle section mt Kenya forest yesterday . They had joined the Green Spaces CBO in the planting of various indigenous tree seedlings before they were disrupted by a heavy down pour

Migwi promised the CBO of his Agency’s continued support and partnership whose positive results have started bearing fruit.

The Castle section planted with trees is the catchment area which is the source of the  Kerugoya/Kutus  Water  Supply  Project  funded by the African Development Bank.

The Muratiri Water Supply Treatment  Works is 2 kms away from the Saturday’s tree seedling plating  site.

Other stake holders included the local Community Forest Association (CFA), without who the forest was at risk of being destroyed by illegal loggers.

The area Forest Conservator  said the KFS will continue to prepare as many seedlings as possible to meet  the  demand per given planting season .

Green Spaces Patron Wachira Kibanya who has persinetky participated in the exercise  later   told the media on phone he got cut off to the venue by the heavy rains which prevailed during the planting.

Those  who had managed to get to the venue  before the  rains started hasd to be ferried in 4

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