La Mesa Watershed

Quezon City, Manila

The La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park consists of the La Mesa Dam and an ecological nature reserve site in Quezon City commissioned in 1929 in the Philippines. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila.

The La Mesa Dam is an earth dam whose reservoir can hold up to 50.5 million cubic meters and occupying an area of 27 squ ...

are kilometers.

The water collected in the reservoir is treated on-site by the Maynilad Water Services, and at the Balara Treatment Plant further south by the Manila Water. Both water companies are private concessionaires awarded by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, the government agency in charge of water supply.

It is a vital link to the water requirements of 12 million residents of Metro Manila considering that 1.5 million liters of water pass through this reservoir everyday. It is also the last forest of its size in the metropolis.

La Mesa Watershed and Eco Park News

  • Bantay Kalikasan Declares New Earth Warriors

    Bantay Kalikasan Declares New Earth Warriors

    A total of 78 participants joined the Earth Warrior Training at the La Mesa Ecopark organized by Bantay Kalikasan in partnership with Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and Sun Life Foundation.

    Mr. Alveno Leones, La Mesa Ecopark Lifeguard, demonstrates the basic first aid during the Earth Warrior Training

    The residents of Marikina City, City Environmental Management Office of Marikina, together with Public Information and Advocacy Division of PRRC, united to participate in the event. The training included basic first aid and water safety training led by Mr. Alven Leones, La Mesa Ecopa ...

  • Earth Warriors Unite For Eco festival

    Earth Warriors Unite For Eco festival

    On its 20th Anniversary, Bantay Kalikasan recently kicked off its first Eco Festival at the La Mesa Eco Park's Amphitheater.

    Earth Warriors united to celebrate the first ever Eco Festival in order to spread environmental advocacy and introduce visitors to organizations and ways they can engage in the advocacy.Approximately 200 participants registered early to partake in different activities such as bird watching, bamboo advocacy, native plants and trees identification, Zumba fitness, basic gardening, nursery and potting activity, and sustainable tourism.

    Lito De Veterbo,Leave No Trace'sT ...

  • Biking Destinations In And Around Manila

    Biking Destinations In And Around Manila

    Metro Manila is not exactly the most bike-friendly destination. The city itself, with the urban sprawl, horrible traffic and lack of bicycle lanes is not the best place to explore on two wheels. Sure, you can find areas for urban biking in the city around the Mall of Asia (MOA), CCP Complex, Bonifacio Global City and Circuit Makati, but these are mostly paved and you'll be exposed to the polluted city most of the time.

  • Earth Lady

    Earth Lady

    Caring for the Earth, for Gina Lopez, is the natural expression of her spirituality. She believes that taking care of the environment carries a Divine Energy and it has a massive impact on people's lives.

    An environmentalist who made it her mission to protect the biodiversity in the Philippines, Gina Lopez is the daughter of ABS-CBN's Geny and Chita Lopez. She fled the Philippines in 1972 to avoid political persecution under Marcos and studied in the US, became a yoga master, and a missionary in the poor communities of Africa. She returned to the country in 1986 and was appointed as acting ...

  • Global Sportswear Execs Do Share In Rehabilitating La Mesa Ecopark

    Global Sportswear Execs Do Share In Rehabilitating La Mesa Ecopark

    All roads led to La Mesa Ecopark one fine, sunny day of March as the Primer Group of Cos. and Columbia Sportswear, together with its global executives, brand ambassadors, distributors, social-media influencers and media partners, visited the park in one of its most important programs yet, "Project: Rehabilitate La Mesa Ecopark."

    Columbias partners from all over the world participated in the momentous event of loving planet Earth "at least on this side of the globe" by weeding and preparing the soil, planting of germinants and repainting playgrounds in need of a little tender, loving care.
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  • Wilcon Depot Partners With ABS-CBN In Advocating Environmental Sustainability

    Wilcon Depot Partners With ABS-CBN In Advocating Environmental Sustainability

    Wilcon Depot upholds its commitment to be an advocate for environmental sustainability after conducting a tree-planting activity in La Mesa Nature Reserve in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's environmental arm, Bantay Kalikasan.In line with its commitment to be an advocate for environmental sustainability, Wilcon Depot conducted a tree-planting activity in La Mesa Nature Reserve, in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's environmental arm, Bantay Kalikasan.

    As one of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the tree-planting activity is part of the "Protect-A- ...