Sunday, February 22, 2009

LOGSAC yields 100 Kilograms Garbage from Tudaya Falls

In celebrating its 2nd Founding Anniversary on February 20, 2009; the Local Government of Sta. Cruz Adventure Club (LOGSAC) has yielded yet another great experience by unloading a total of 100 kilograms of solid waste from the already-burdened shoulders of Tudaya Waterfalls, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

From cigarette filters to women napkins, liquor bottles to cellophanes and all others…. “we have emptied this place from garbage,” said Jonas, LOGSAC vice president. The group also installed signage within the area of the falls.

Consistent with its thrust to rehabilitate the environment, LOGSAC has collaborated with the local government of Sta. Cruz administration to uphold sustainable development while Tudaya Falls is still existing.

“The nature deserves all these. We need to give back whatever good things that we can do to save and protect the environment. As mountaineers, we all love nature; so it’s fitting to reward them for the very nice memories. If the nature vanished, we will again lose a very important parcel of our happiness”, said Papong, one of LOGSAC’s pioneering members.

The clean up drive had formed part of the activities of 2nd year of the club’s existence. Other activities were community immersion and fellowship night and reggae party.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tudaya Falls clean up drive

The Local Government of Sta. Cruz Adventure Club (LOGSAC) will be initiating the first clean up drive to Tudaya Falls on February 20-21, 2009 via Cabarisan Hanging Foot Bridge – Lower Tibolo – Jugapong Falls – Baruring River route; as an environmental advocacy campaign of LOGSAC in celebrating its 2nd Founding Anniversary.

The activity shall also support the mandate of the national and local governments to save and protect the Mount Apo Natural Park (MANP), as well as to create environmental awareness protection and rehabilitation among its members and the community, in general.

With the influx of tourists coming to Tudaya Falls nowadays as a result of establishing better road access by the present hydro-electric power plant, there is a strong need to rehabilitate this unique natural heritage. Tudaya Falls (100 meters tall dropping into a 50-meter diameter pool) is the highest waterfall in the entire MANP and has been considered a worship ground for local tribe Bagobo-Tagabawa. Besides, it is also one of the features of the Sibulan trail to Mount Apo peak.

The event (Suroy Limpyo Tudaya Falls), will be exclusive for LOGSAC members. However, walk in advocates are welcome to conduct their respective clean up drives anytime of the year, while also enjoying this gorgeous hub of nature and cultural asylum.