The campaign “Sow for Life Chimborazo” undertaken by the Prefecture of Chimborazo, through the Directorate of Environmental Management, continues to tour each canton of the province.
In Guano, 2,000 native plants and 1,500 fruit trees were delivered to the Chazo – Santa Fe de Galán Regional Potable Water Board, which comprises 11 communities belonging to this canton.
“This campaign allows taking care of watersheds, micro watersheds and protecting the environment that is our natural environment with native species, in the same way, with fruit trees to be able to model a change in monocultures, having another productive and economic option to families that are producers, entrepreneurs, who believe in Chimborazo and do not want to migrate to work in dignity with freedom, that is the new vision that the Honorable Government of the Province of Chimborazo has, ”explained Juan Pablo Cruz, Prefect of Chimborazo.
On this day, 300 native yagual plants were planted in the Piedras Blancas sector of Santa Fe de Galán in order to identify each productive and conservation zone.
“The planting of the native yagual plant was carried out, it is being propagated in the sector and it is with the purpose of protecting the water sources of the Santa Fe de Galán parish (…), here we are guaranteeing the limit of the agricultural frontier, that is, we are going to differentiate in a natural way, which is the production area and the conservation area ”, indicated Alfredo Chuquimarca, Director of Environmental Management of the Prefecture of Chimborazo.
Hours later, another delivery of 2,250 native species and 660 fruit trees was made in the Castug Tungurahuilla community, belonging to the Santiago de Quito parish in the Colta canton.
“I thank Prefect Juan Pablo Cruz, for having come to my community to deliver these little plants that will be of great help to each of the families,” said Mariano Masalema, president of the Castug Tungurahuilla community.
With these deliveries in the two cantons more than 5,500 families benefit, who will reactivate their economy.
The campaign “Siembra por la Vida Chimborazo”, aims to deliver 145,500 plants throughout the province. At the moment, 55% progress has been made, delivering 75,000 species between native and fruit trees, aiming for the project to reach the areas that require environmental intervention to improve air quality and increase plant coverage.