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Last Saturday May the 5th, the “Asociación de Hoteles La Romana-Bayahibe” (the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Association), along with the “Clúster Turístico La Romana Bayahibe” and more than a hundred volunteers, planted trees at the “Sendero Ecoturístico Padre Nuestro” nature reserve, one of many environmental activities held as part of the celebration of the National Tree Planting Day.
The event, a programs organized by the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Association, was attended by executives of the Dominican tourist sector, as well as by a group of 32 beautiful children from the Orfanato Niños y Niñas de Cristo Orphanage in La Romana who thanks to the Tabacalera de García, learned about the importance of preserving our natural resources and reforestation – planting with much enthusiasm several hundred mahogany and caimito trees in the beautiful “Sendero Padre Nuestro” area, located in the “Parque Nacional del Este”, just a short 20 minute drive from Casa de Campo on the road towards Bayahibe – Dominicus.
“We have to protect our environment, especially “Sendero Padre Nuestro”, this area provides water to local communities and is of historical importance.”
—————— Ana García, Executive Director of La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Asociation.
According to Ana, the asociation’s environmental purpose is to integrate all residents of the area and involve them in the environmental actions that are taking place to benefit the area’s development.
Also among the participants were many representatives from the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Association, the Ministry of Tourism, Guides Association of Padre Nuestro, Dreams Hotel La Romana, Catalonia Gran Dominicus, Iberostar Hacienda, Viva Wyndham Resort and Be Live Canoa, “Alianza Juvenil por el Deporte y la Cultura”, “RMT Asociados”, Dinos Taxi and the Tabacalera de García.
Congratulations for such a great initiative!
About the La Romana – Bayahibe Hotels Association
The La Romana – Bayahibe Association was created in the year 2000 with the purpose to develop the La Romana – Bayahibe tourist sector, as well as promote environmentally-friendly practices to preserve natural resources and develop social programs destined to communities in nearby areas.