The Environmental Management Bureau IX spearheaded by the Ambient Monitoring Section
and facilitated by the different Provincial Environmental Management Units (PEMU’s) of
Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Sibugay, conducted the 1st Quarter
Simultaneous Clean Up for Adopt-an-Estero/Water Body Program on March 22, 2022, on
twenty-eight (28) adopted esteros within Zamboanga Peninsula.

The said activity was participated by the residents near the creeks, barangay officials,
donor partners from private sectors, academe and other government offices.

In addition to this, a short lecture on the Adopt-an-Estero/Water Body Program and World
Water Day 2022 highlighting this year’s theme: “Groundwater: making the invisible, visible”
followed the clean-up proper.