Ipo River Watershed Forest Reserve

Norzagaray, Bulacan

The Ipo River Watershed Forest Reserve topography is characterised by mountainous terrain similar to the Angat Reservoir Watershed with moderate forest cover. The watershed has an area of about 70 square kilometers and receives an average annual rainfall of 3,500 millimeters. Tributaries to the Angat River at this section include the Ipo, Sapa Pako and Sapa Anginon Rivers. These tributaries drain ...

into the Angat River from the eastern section of the watershed.

Ipo River Watershed Forest Reserve News

  • DENR Backs MWSS Million-tree Challenge

    DENR Backs MWSS Million-tree Challenge

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu has thrown his full support for the Annual Million Tree Challenge initiated by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System to protect six critical watersheds that have an impact on the water supply in Metro Manila.

    Cimatu made the commitment to support the AMTC project in an executive conference at the DENR Office the other day attended by the departments top officials as well as MWSS Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco and officers of Manila Water and Maynilad.

    I would like to thank and commend MWSS Administrator Velasco for ...

  • Ipo Watershed Bulacan

    Ipo Watershed Bulacan

    Ipo watershed is a vital link in the Angat-Umiray-Ipo watershed which supplies 98% of the water needs of Metro Manila. Located close to the Metropolis, it has a total area of 7,236 hectares within the Municipalities. Norzagaray and City of San Jose Del Monte in the Province of Bulacan and the Municipality of Rodriguez in the Province of Rizal. Primarily consisting of public forestlands, forest cover has dramatically dropped from 85% to just 40% in recent years. The entire watershed is a protected area by virtue of several proclamations including the granting of a Certificate of Ancestral Domai ...

  • Adopt A Tree Manila Standards Way To Help The Environment

    Adopt A Tree Manila Standards Way To Help The Environment

    Nature called and Manila Standard answered, and continues to do so.

    In November 2009, the Adopt a Tree project, the company's corporate social responsibility program, brought employees of Philippine Manila Standard Publishing, Inc. and Kagitingan Printing Press, Inc. to Ipo Dam Watershed in Norzagaray, Bulacan to plant seedlings in a bid to help protect the environment and lessen the effects of climate change.

    Almost eight years since its first sowing, Manila Standard, led by CSR project proponent, Circulation department chief Edgar Valmorida, recently returned to the area to check the p ...

  • World Water Day Waste Water Is A Resource Conserve And Recycle It This Years Theme

    World Water Day Waste Water Is A Resource Conserve And Recycle It This Years Theme

    The weeklong observance of World Water Day, lasting until March 22, is under way with Philippine activities led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in coordination with the Interior department, private businesses like Maynilad, and advocacy NGOs.

    The theme for this year's United Nations-designated World Water Day is "Water and Waste Water."

    Dona Mayor Gordona of the DENR's river basin control office said World Water Day is traditionally marked in summer, when there is a lot of unmet demand for water.

    This year's theme encouraged people to look at waste water ...

  • Luis Manzano Leads Launching Of WWF Donor Program

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines on Thursday introduced the Individual Donor Program (IDP) to the public with WWF-Philippines Marine Conservation Steward Luis Manzano at Glorietta 4 in Makati.

    Thru participating in the IDP, people can now directly contribute in the ecological-sustainability initiative of the WWF that encourages the public to funnel their finances to vital and urgent causes such as conservation.

    People can join IDP by visiting WWF booths in selected malls all over the country or by simply going to the organization's website.

    "These donations are directed in go ...

  • Ipo Rangers Get New Solar Lamps

    Ipo Rangers Get New Solar Lamps

    They don't pack high-tech gear nor high-caliber weapons, but the Dumagat rangers of Ipo Watershed patrol Bulacan's forests like it was their home. Because it is.

    Sporting simple tools and gear donated by mountaineers, the rangers work day and night to protect the Sierra Madre mountain range against illegal loggers, slash-and-burn farmers and charcoal collectors. With little gear and basic pay, they've had a tough run, but they finally got help.

    Last 10 January, the watershed's rangers received solar lamps and mobile chargers from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) and AVolu ...