500,000 trees planted to mark Reforestation Month in DR

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The Dominican Republic’s Environment Ministry’s Green Quisqueya Plan will plant 500,000 trees starting Thursday, October 1, to mark Reforestation Month, an event headed by vice president Rafael Alburquerque in the town Yaguate, San Cristóbal .

Quisqueya Verde director Jose Enríquez Báez said 12,000 government and private workers across the country will take part in the reforestation effort, as well as its permanent brigades. He said the goal is to plant 20 million trees this year, with 12 million already panted, “an amount which doubles the average in previous years.”

He called on the population to take part in the project by contacting the Quisqueya Verde offices.

Báez said the reforestation project will begin simultaneously in Loma Juan Bosch, Cotuí, Villa Altagracia, Los Arroyos, Gonzalo, Bayaguana, and Loma Managua, to benefit the basins of the Nizao, Ozama, Jima, Comate, Nigua, Camú, Maimón, Haina, Yuna, North Yaque and Jura rivers.

Originally reported at http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2009/9/30/33411/Nationwide-500000-trees-planted-to-mark-Reforestation-Month

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