Beach Urban Forest eyed as main program of Iloilo’s bid to become eco-friendly city

Published March 25, 2021, 2:18 PM

by Dennis Principe

The City of Iloilo has disclosed its plans of implementing a massive green projects highlighted by a first-ever Beach Urban Forest.

GREEN CITY. Photo shows the site of the proposed Iloilo City beach forest in Molo district. (Iloilo City Government)

City Mayor Jerry Treñas sees a need to balance their infrastructure projects by implementing a serious green program within their city.
“Boulevard Tree Park adds to the series of interconnected Tree Park Networks in Iloilo City,” said Treñas.
The 1.6-hectare Iloilo City Beach Urban Forest is now in the works and will include a plant nursery, Biodiversity Conservation Information Center and a hatchery for the nesting place of turtles.
A small demo nursery will also be developed to serve as a source of seedlings for coastal tree planting activities.
“As we continuously make infrastructural developments in the metro, we envision compensating through equally building greens all over the city,” Treñas said.
The city government also plans to construct a Conservation Information Center to serve as display area of photos, IEC materials, briefing area for visitors, biodiversity conservation, environmental awareness activities, among others.