Firefighters of the National Fire Management Program of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MMARN) planted some 3,000 trees in an area of 60 tareas of Loma de Guaigüí, which was affected by recent fires.
The institution explained that, in keeping with its commitment to expand the vegetation that protects the country’s water sources and as part of the Reforestation Month, it planted 1,300 of the species juan primero; 700 of carob; 700 of pigeon heart and 300 olive trees.
The activity was headed by Geronimo Abreu, in charge of the National Fire Management Program. Some 35 forest firefighters from the province of La Vega participated in the day, which included the previous adaptation with the removal of debris from the planting ground.
These actions carried out by the Ministry are part of the National Reforestation and Forest Restoration Plan 2023-2024, launched last June 5 by the Government, with the objective of restoring the forest cover of the entire national geography, especially in the watersheds.
This program seeks to reforest 320,000 tareas of land in the 31 provinces of the country, with 20 million trees, including coastal areas. Five watersheds and sites identified in four protected areas will also be prioritized.
Recently, the Environment, with the support of civil society and the private sector, inaugurated a monitoring center in Loma Guaigüí, with the objective of protecting this recreational area from forest fires and invasions by unscrupulous individuals.