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Quintana Roo plants 5,500 new trees around state

Riviera Maya, Q. R. — More than 5,000 trees were planted simultaneously around the state over the weekend. Various organizations around the state of Quintana Roo participated in the planting of 5,500 native trees in the 11 municipalities.

Those involved in the tree planting program included citizens, students, civil associations as well as municipal, state and federal government volunteers.

Huguette Hernández Gómez, head of the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment, reported on the weekend program.

In a joint effort between society, civil associations and the government, they joined the call to take action for the planet, for the ecosystem in which we live, for the protection of the environment and for the most important problem of our era, climate change, she said.

Huguette Hernández stressed with this, we are also demonstrating that when there is will, significant changes are achieved. We are generating an awareness movement, bringing together at this moment more than 1,000 people with a single purpose, which is a healthy environment.

The SICT dug the holes while citizens planted the trees.
Photo: CGC September 23, 2023.

The 5,500 various trees planted were provided with help from the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), who dug the holes, and the Quintana Roo Youth Institute and CAPA who helped to water them.

Huguette Hernández also thanked the Civil Associations and Mayors of José María Morelos, Lázaro Cárdenas, Benito Juárez and Puerto Morelos, who joined the project, and to the Deputies Alicia Tapia, Cristina Alcérreca and Andrea González for contributing to a healthy state environment.