Today, DEDAN KIMATHI FOUNDATION Environment Conservation Nakuru team under the team leadership of Francis Karasinga carried out tree planting exercise in Tuinuane, Tumsifu, Ndege Ndimu, Lanet police stations and Lanet secondary school all in Bahati Sub-county.

A total of 1800 exotic tree seedlings that were donated by Kenya Forest Service Ndundori Station were planted by the team members, police officers of the beneficiary stations and students despite heavy rains continuing to fall as they carried out the activities. The continuous rain that is entering the third week has given the team high hopes of the tree seedlings’ survival.

The team encouraged the schools to allow the students to adopt the trees planted to nurture them the best they can.

The police station commanders appreciated the partnership of the Foundation and Kenya Forest Service to increase forest cover by donating tree seedlings and offering voluntary tree planting services to the beneficiaries. Lanet secondary teachers were pleased with the invaluable environmental conservation values in regard to tree planting instilled in their students. They promised to protect and ensure all the trees planted to reach maturity to be a sure contribution to the 30% national tree cover target by the year 2050.

Mr. Ndung’u Wangenye; the Dedan Kimathi Foundation Director who supervised the Nakuru activities thanked the participants of the activities held today for offering themselves to be agents of positive environmental change in society. He further urged them to continue volunteering for environmental conservation activities stating that the reward of their efforts will be richly rewarded by nature.