In recognizing the importance of forest conservation and the role of trees in mitigating climate change, the County Government of Uasin Gishu partnered with AAR in a tree planting exercise in Kapseret Forest.
Representing the County Executive Committee Member for Water, Irrigation, Sanitation, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Dr. Abraham Serem, the Chief Officer Water Mr. Ambrose Tarus called on all key players from all sectors adding that collective efforts in environment conservation will help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
For us to increase our forest cover, we need to join hands in planting more trees and protecting the existing forested areas,” said Tarus.
The Chief Officer also noted the need to create awareness of the importance of forest conservation.
Trees provide habitats for countless species, preserve soil quality, regulate water cycles, and prevent erosion among other benefits.
Several institutions took part in the exercise including The Eldoret National Polytechnic, Mount Kenya University, RVTTI Little Lambs, and KFS among others.
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