The Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape is a protected area in the Province of Rizal in the Philippines, which forms the upper area of the drainage basin of the Marikina River.
The term "Marikina Watershed" is sometimes used to specifically refer to this protected area, but is also generally to the river's entire drainage basin, from the Sierra Madre Mountains of Rizal Pr ...
ovince all the way to the Napindan area in Pasig City, where its mouth empties into the Pasig River.
The area officially referred to as the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape covers 26,125.64 hectares, covering the upper reaches of the Marikina watershed in the Province of Rizal, flowing through the City of Antipolo and the Municipalities of Baras, Rizal, Rodriguez, Rizal, San Mateo, Rizal, and Tanay, Rizal.
In Rodriguez, the river is dammed by Wawa Dam, a structure built during the early 1900s to provide water for Manila. Wiki
Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape News
We had some pretty good luck birding a week ago at the back side of our condominium complex so we both agreed to give it another try Sunday afternoon. A few minutes after 4 and the heat was still intense. We looked at the poles beyond the fence and next to the Marikina river hoping to see the Common Kingfisher again. It wasn't there. We soon found out why. The migrant bully perched majestically on the pole as if daring the smaller kingfisher to try and kick him out of his throne.
The Aboitiz Group recently firmed up its long-standing commitment to the environment, partnering with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) to plant an estimated one-million trees and reforest large areas in Luzon and Visayas under the groups flagship nationwide tree-planting program, A-Park.
Under its partnership with PBSP, with an estimated total cost of P23.5 million, the Aboitiz Group will plant and maintain 500,000 trees on an estimated 313-hectare property in the Marikina Watershed from 2017 to 2022. The Marikina Watershed, dec ...
Smart, the wireless unit of PLDT, and PSF recently provided funding in support of the Tayabasang Umuusad ng Pangkatutubong Asosasyon (TUPAI) community and FOREST Families project, which gives incentives to families for their efforts to protect forest areas, addressing livelihood challenges and environmental degradation within the watershed.
The two organizations are committed to the protection of 13 hectares of remaining forest and restoration of 5 hectares within the high conservation areas of the Marikina watershed for a period of five years.
?PSF has been supporting the Marikina water ...
The newly founded River Awareness Komunidad recently collaborated with volunteers from 10 different countries to help raise interest and awareness for the Marikina River.
Marikina City is highly awarded in Asia for its aspirations towards being a "Green City".
The "Changemakers Manila" ??" a volunteer group hosted by the Expat Organization "InterNations.org" showed their respect and admiration for these efforts by conducting a MARIKINA RIVER BANKS CLEAN-UP.
Members of the international community teamed with locals in the"Nagkakaisa"(United as One) labeled effort to support the City an ...
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bulacan and the city government of San Jose Del Monte recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Marikina River Basin Forest and Landscape Restoration Project.
"The MOA covers community development, production of high value crops, and establishment of monitoring station for the Marikina River Basin Forest and Landscape Restoration within the potential area of 2,365 hectares," Bulacan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office head Celia Esteban disclosed.
"Based on the Integrated River Basin Management and ...
Rizal is an adventurer's playground often frequented by mountain bikers and motorcycle riders. The Sierra Madre mountain range east of Manila offers numerous off-road trails where you can ride through forests, beside river trails, or visit scenic spots with overlooking views. I've written a lot about places to visit in Rizal since it's my favorite weekend destination near the metro. It's hard to believe that some of these places exist so near Manila.
For weekend warriors who don't know how to bike or ride but still want to experience the thrill of off-road trails, one option is to ride an A ...