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Njoro River Rehabilitation - Tree Planting Day 2021

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The Division of Research & Extension today, 11 May 2021, planted a thousand (1000) indigenous tree seedlings along the banks of the Njoro River for conservation purposes.

This session is part of the University’s continuous effort of environmental conservation as reflected in one of its core values, “Passion for environmental conservation.” 

 Njoro River is one of the main rivers that contribute water to Lake Nakuru National Park which is a home for thousands of birds (Flamingoes), wild animals and diverse tree species. Close to 600,000 people depend on this river for drinking water as a source of livelihood. We call upon other stakeholders, notably the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the Nakuru County to plant more trees on the lower sections of this river to prevent loss of soils through erosion and maintain the water quality for the wildlife within the Nakuru National Park. 

Article Author: Prof. C. M. M’erimba

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