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Establishment of an Indigenous Tree Nursery for Restoring the Buffer Zone of Lake Karago

Karago wetland
Nyabihu, Rwanda

Date & Time:
June 4 - June 10, 2022 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Local Timezone)

Event Summary:

Uncontrolled tree cutting and water pollution around water bodies especially lakes, rivers and wetlands due to infrastructure development are the main driving force to biodiversity loss and water body degradation manifested by level of chemical exposure, decreased water quality, reduction of water birds and aquatic ecosystems. Water pollution coupled with long sedimentation is causing severe hardship for aquatic animals and plants leading to the loss of habitat, species extinction and climate change. The activity of establishing indigenous tree nursery to nurture seedlings to plant at Karago lake’s riparian buffer is a part of raising awareness on climate action and environment protection campaign.

Practical Details:

The activity will involve young conservationists and volunteers, and will start with wetland cleaning (plastic collection); then, tree nursery will be established after the land preparation in the wetland of Karago near the lake. A guardian will be recruited during three months to protect and water the nursery after the seeds are sowed. During the activity, participants will be meeting at the working place, and transport for those who come far will be prepared. Materials include seeds, Farm equipment, adequate shoes, etc. Children are the hope for the future, and will be invited during tree plantation in rainy season (September-October 2022).

COVID-19 Protocols:

All participants will be have at least two vaccines or be COVID 19 negative tested at the commencement of the activity.

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