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Securing the Coasts on World Oceans Day

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Volunteers together with the CCEF Staff.

In celebration of the World Oceans Day, the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF) has partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for a coastal clean-up at Cot-cot, Liloan, Cebu, last June 8, 2019.

The coastal area in Purok Bakhaw, Cot-cot, Liloan is a small mangrove area maintained by a small community and People’s Organizations. Although the Cotcot River naturally provides the necessary current and nutrients needed for the growth of the mangroves, it also brings along with its garbage, trash, and waste from upstream.

Lloyd Yosoya, CCEF Project Manager giving the orientation regarding the coastal cleanup.
The volunteers preparing for their gloves, slateboards and boots

The day started with a brief orientation on the Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers were divided into five groups and prepared their boots, gloves, sacks, and slateboards for the cleanup. Each team had a designated space along the coast, and the group with the most garbage collected won a special award from CCEF.

JPMC volunteers picking up garbage and placing in their sacks.

After the cleanup, the volunteers gathered for the closing of the event.

Group 1 was awarded with the most trash collected and received CCEF booklets as prize. Afterwards, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Cebu Site Manager, Vineet Rohatgi delivered his closing remarks on how he continues to encourage the company to be involved in conserving the environment as a form of raising awareness during the Environmental Awareness month.

Group 1, winners with the most garbage collected. They received CCEF coloring booklets as prize.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Cebu Site Manager, Vineet Rohatgi makes his closing remarks at the end of the event.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. also decided to donate their boots to the local People’s Organization of Cot-cot Liloan. Solita Panugan, Councilor of Cot-cot Liloan also made her closing remarks, thanking JPMorgan Chase & Co. and CCEF for their dedication to securing the coasts. She also invites the team, and everyone, to feel free and also visit and participate in their mangrove planting programs.

Kagawad Solita Panugan, Councilor of Cot-cot Liloan , and her closing remarks thanking the volunteers for their support on the event.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for your willingness to support CCEF’s advocacy in securing the coasts for a sustainable future!

Want to partner with us on hosting a coastal cleanup? Feel free to email us at info@coast.ph or call us at 233-6909 and +63(915)5855-857. We also host mangrove planting events, as well as youth camps!

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