Upper Marikina River

Baras, Rizal

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

  • Aboitizs A-Park Program Aims To Plant 1-M Trees

    Aboitizs A-Park Program Aims To Plant 1-M Trees

    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 Renews Commitment To Protect Marikina Watershed

    Smart Renews Commitment To Protect Marikina Watershed

    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 ...

  • Raising Awareness For The Rivers

    Raising Awareness For The Rivers

    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 ...

  • DENR San Jose Del Monte LGU Partner In Forest And Landscape Restoration Project

    DENR San Jose Del Monte LGU Partner In Forest And Landscape Restoration Project

    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 ...

  • ATV Adventures Rizal

    ATV Adventures Rizal

    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 ...

  • Volunteers Plant Native Trees in Upper Marikina Watershed

    Volunteers Plant Native Trees in Upper Marikina Watershed

    Four hundred sixty (460) native trees were planted by thirty-eight (38) volunteers from Premiere Medical and Cardiovascular Laboratory, Inc., in Brgy. Calawis, Antipolo City, on Ninoy Aquino Day, last August 21, 2016.

    The tree planting activity is part of the rainforestation-based collaboration in Calawis, Antipolo, of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (IHMP), Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) and Calawis Punlaan Bayan Inc. (CPBI). The initiative aims to help bring back the ecological functions of Upper Marikina Watershed, upscale community livelihood and reduce flooding inc ...