ACRP Regional Coordinator in East Africa
Jackson Kinyanjui Koimbori and Climate change Kenya organisation commemorated the World Environment Day in a fruitful event at the Menengai Crater Forest station and Viewpoint.
The event graced with a tree planting ceremony saw 1000 tree seedlings (fruit trees, indigenous low water tolerant trees) of various species planted across the forest mostly targeting the factions that were recently razed down by fire. Menengai Forest with over 300 Species of birds and 250 tree species was earmarked as an important area suitable for conservation as it serves as a key Eco-tower for Nakuru City.
This year’s theme being “Only One Earth,” the main-focus of the event revolved around the role we as human beings play in ensuring ecological sustainability which translates to economic sustainability. “We agreed that we must make practical steps towards making Menengai Forest and others within the city modern forests in which residents can come and release stress as they enjoy the ambience during their leisure time.
” Also present during the event was the Kenya Forest Services (KFS), Climate Change Kenya organisation and other community-based organisations.”