DENR mechanized nursery is set to operate next year

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol revealed that a mechanized nursery will soon supplement the bulk of seedling production, which will be utilized by the region for its forest rehabilitation efforts under the National Greening Program (NGP). 

DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the mechanized nursery being constructed in the 2.1-hectare facility in Brgy. Sooc, Lupi, Camarines Sur will be producing 26 million seedlings for 2015 enough to supply the greening target of the Region as well as a portion of Region 4-A 

"The mechanized nursery is set to fast track seedling production to augment the tree planting and seedling growing activities of the DENR” Gonzales said. 

“Given the seedling production capacity, the mechanized nursery can produce at least 200 seedlings an hour, and for 2015, we are targeting to produce an estimated 26 million seedlings, to which from the aggregate number, 16.8 million will be allocated for DENR Bicol and 5.6 million for Region 4A” RD Gonzales added. 

Forestry experts posit that mechanized nursery would put prime on quantity as well as quality seedling production, the unconventional way of speeding up seedling production and generating high-quality saplings would strengthen reforestation efforts under the NGP that set to be completed in 2016.

Engr. Raymond Sipin, head of the Project Management Unit reported that the Sooc mechanized nursery is nearly completed with at least 87% work accomplishment as of October 2014. 

He said the facility will operate in March 2015 or as soon as all the machineries and facilities are completed.

Press Release: December 17, 2014



The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay headed by Forester Imelda D. Baltazar conducted its People’s Day today, January 24, 2020 at the Bagumbayan Central School, Washington, Legazpi City.

Some two hundred (200) Grade 6 pupils were present for the presentation of the Responsible Mining and Geohazard Awareness by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V given by Information Officer Kristine May C. Baldeo, the Solid Waste Management by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V given by Engr. Christine N. Bañares and Philippine Biodiversity presented by Joana Marie A. Portugal.

“We are grateful to the DENR for conducting this IEC in our school to keep our students informed about environmental protection,” said the Bagumbayan Central School Principal Ms. Mary Christine N. Agarin.

The activity sparked with the appearance of “Greeny” – the DENR V Mascot, “Mina”, MGB V's mascot and “Veron” from the EMB V which added to the pupils’ fun and excitement during the activity.

The People’s Day is part of the Information, Education Campaign (IEC) conducted by the DENR to communities and schools alike, which aims to increase and strengthen environmental awareness and protection. *DJNJaylo


Photo Releases

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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