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Greenpeace Water Patrol Braves Stink and Grime on International Coastal Cleanup Day by Chuck Baclagon

Every 3rd Saturday of September, the world celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day. It was our second clean up event with the Youth Development Affairs Office of the Province of Laguna. While we limited the participants to about 200 youths since the venue was smaller, we were able to mobilize at least 350 Laguna youths and 58 Greenpeace Water Patrol volunteers, members of EcoWaste Coalition, Haribon UPLB, Earth UST, and St. Scholastica’s College.
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Laguna Lake Adventure Race by Chuck Baclagon

Greenpeace participates in the Earth Day adventure race organized by the Laguna Lake Development Authority

Last weekend we fielded a racing team to the Laguna Lake Adventure Race organized by the Laguna Lake Development Authority. The Race was organized to highlight the importance of Laguna Lake and its tributaries to the whole
ecosystem as well as promote tourism. Our objectives in joining the race was to raise the profile of the Greenpeace Water Patrol and use it as a venue for raising awareness on water pollution.
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Water Patrol documents the threats to Majayjay’s waters by Chuck Baclagon
Reflection of the vegetation on irrigation water from Mount Banahaw.

Reflection of the vegetation on irrigation water from Mount Banahaw.

The world celebrates World Water Day every March 22.

This year, some 50 members of the Greenpeace Water Patrol went to Majayjay to document the beauty of Mt. Banahaw and the waters that spring from it as part of Project Clean Water’s activities.

The Taytay Falls in Majayjay is the 7th of a series of Falls that form the Dalitiwan River which eventually joins the Pagsanjan and Sta. Cruz Rivers, the two largest tributaries of the Laguna Lake. We were there to highlight the need to urgently protect the remaining clean waters from contamination. The Majayjay waters are especially significant since it is one of the few remaining clean waters within the Laguna Lake Water Basin.

We grouped ourselves into 2 teams. The first team went deeper into the forest, an area not normally open to the general public but was accessed with a guide and special permission from the Barangay and the local DENR. A second team stayed around the Falls and the surrounding community to conduct interviews with campers and members of the community. Continue reading