9 20 DENR Davao de Oro joins the 2022 International Coastal clean upLeading the bandwagon to fight for trash-free seas and in elevating public consciousness, DENR Davao de Oro together with the LGU Mabini, beach resort owners, and volunteers were hand-in-hand in cleaning up the shoreline of Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape (MPLS) in celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day.

DENR Davao de Oro and the Protected Area Management Office of MPLS led the clean-up drive at Brgy. Tagnanan, along with 40 volunteers, which produced 25 sacks of trash with a total weight of 150 kilos. Most of the trash collected were plastic bottles, cups, footwears, wrappers, and small rubbish, among others.

Meanwhile, the Local Government of Mabini and volunteers led by Mayor Emerson Luego spearheaded the clean-up drive at the densely populated Brgy. Cuambog.

Additionally, more than 30 beach resorts along the shoreline of Mabini showed support as well by cleaning the shoreline fronting their resorts.

Presidential Proclamation 470 declares the third Saturday of September of each year as the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day which is the largest global initiative for the environment that started in 1986 and led by the Ocean Conservancy, a Non-Government Organization based in Washington, D.C., USA.