Native Tree Planting in Caliraya-Lumot Watershed, Laguna

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Native Tree Planting in Caliraya-Lumot Watershed, Laguna

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Join us in restoring our forests in Caliraya, Cavinti, Laguna! Tree plantings occur from June to December during the rainy season, this way the survival rates of newly-planted seedlings are higher. At each tree planting you get to learn about:
  • The native tree species you will plant
  • Foresters in charge of using and teaching proper Rainforestation methods
  • Local government groups & stakeholders
  • The People's Organizations who help ensure the trees survive their first years
Though many have planted trees thorughout the years, more and more people are needed to help bring back our forests. It is more than an activity, it should be a tradition as it is a great way to connect with friends as well as nature. It not only contributes to a healthier ecosystem, but a healthier you!
 
A registration fee of P350 entitles you to a volunteer slot, inclusive of boat rental life jacket, and land preparation This does not include land transportation and food. Our staff will send you a directional guide on how to get to the meet-up venue (Camarin Resort, Cavinti, Laguna).
 
Should you be interested in carpooling with us, please send an email to support@haribon.org.ph and wait for confirmation of seats prior to making your donation. If we confirmed that there are available seats, kindly pay a total of P1,000 (already inclusive of P350 registration fee).
 
For your payment, please see payment channels below:
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Name: Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources Inc.
Branch: Kalayaan Avenue
Savings Account No.: 1991-0036-02
 
Banco de Oro
Account Name: Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources Inc.
Account No.: 001490-0963-00
 
Paypal (via credit card)
Send payment to finance@haribon.org.ph
 
 
INDICATIVE PROGRAM / SCHEDULE
4:00 AM – 4:30 AM : Assembly of participants at meeting place or office (only for participants who will be carpooling with us)
4:30 AM : Departure from assembly place
4:30 AM – 8:00 AM : Travel to Camarin Resort (includes 30-minute breakfast along the way)
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM : ETA Camarin Resort. Jump-off -point at NPC’s Nursery (at the shore of Caliraya Lake). Meet Haribon’s Forester, NPC staff and participants 
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM : Boat ride to planting site, Sitio Tabangain, East Talaongan, Cavinti, Laguna
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM : Briefing and demonstration of proper planting
9:30 AM -10:30 AM : Actual Planting (using own metal-trowel and gloves)
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM : Travel back to NPC Nursery/ Camarin Resort
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM : Wash-up at NPC Nursery
11:30 AM – 12:30 NN : Lunch
12:30 NN : Return travel of participants to Haribon office or onward to volunteers’ next itinerary
 
GENERAL REMINDERS
✔ Be on time, particularly during the meet-up point at 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM at the PTT Gas Station in San Pablo, Camarin Resort. We want to finish before the energy draining noon-day sunlight.
\✔ For those planting with other groups during open tree planting activities, we will only wait for you for 30 minutes at the meet-up point. Please respect the time of other volunteers.
✔ Please follow the route specified in the given directional guide.
 
PREPARATIONS, STUFF TO BRING, AND ATTIRE
Excited to do some nature activity? Here’s how you can make your Tree Planting experience more fun and safe. Be sure you read the items below, and best to make a checklist for you and your buddies!
✔ Do some 15-30 minutes stretching and cardio exercises daily at least 2 weeks prior to the event (optional)
✔ Be in comfortable long pants (loose jeans or jogging pants) and long – sleeves, Old clothes will do as these will get soiled and dirty while planting.
✔ Bring extra shirt for change of clothes after the tree planting.
✔Wear closed rubber shoes with good traction or a hiking sandals.
✔ Use bio-friendly sunblock as it may get really hot in the planting site.
✔ Wear a hat or cap.
✔ Bring light raincoat, umbrella or poncho in case it rains.
✔ Bring/Use cotton-knit/gardening gloves.
✔ Bring reusable water jugs with plenty of water.
✔ Bring first aid kit and personal medicines.
✔ Have a tree planting buddy for safety and for taking pictures.
✔ Bring trail snacks and lunch packs as there are no stores in the area.
✔ Put all your gadgets and valuables in a waterproof and easy to carry bag.