Hugging a tree at LAMESA ECO PARK

While sitting here writing this blog, I was contemplating on things , counting my lucky stars or maybe the life i have left ( guess i still have 9 remaining) I wanna share with you my brief encounter with a tree at Lamesa eco park , I will tell you the boring details as we go along about the incident involved me and a tree …

I have always been fascinated with green living things ( dont think of something else ). And will always be fascinated with lush greeneries …I was really astonished to see that it still exists in Metro Manila. It was really a hot afternoon when a friend of mine julz , angel and myself decided to take a quick tour at the Lamesa Eco park.

It was so hot the other day ,but the density of the trees provided lots of shade and the cool breezes which made it very pleasant to be outdoors. We were walking along the trail , a friend and I decided to break the ice, mistulang digmaan ng mga hator at mga bida sa encantadia ( its a fantaserye shown in GMA) . While i was running at sa kagustuhan naming taguan si Angel , sa di inaasahang pagkakataon , nadapa ang inyong lingkod, napayakap lang naman ako sa isang puno. Hugging a tree?  What would have happened if the tree wasn’t there. The truth is hindi pa ata ako ipinapanganak , it probably was an existence before me…So its true , I could actually hug that particular tree… Being in Lamesa eco park is not just about picnic , pictures etc.. Its about awareness… The place is Metro Manila’s main source of water…Being there is about action as well, combining the knowledge with initiative to do something positive for our environment.. Now think about it, what would happen to all of us if all those trees weren’t there anymore ???

Five hectares of picnic spots with grilling facilities underneath a forest of varied trees
To experience and enjoy a paddle boat ride, one once had to trek all the way to Baguio’s Burnham Park to do so. Now this popularity activity is available right at Quezon City
Here, one can enjoy a full-body workout under the shade of trees. The fitness trail has 17 exercise stations and connects to a forested 1.2 km mountain bike trail.
Two hectares of flower terraces. This is actually the dam wall of the reservoir.

La Mesa Watershed in Quezon City is the primary source of drinking water of about 12 million Metro Manila residents. The property is owned by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), a government agency. La Mesa Watershed is 2700 hectares, 700 hectares of which is the reservoir and 2000 hectares of which is the surrounding forest. This forest is the last remaining one of its size in Metro Manila and serves as its carbon dioxide sink. La Mesa .

Watershed, therefore, is vital to the city, not only because it is a primary source of drinking water, but also because its forest functions as the lungs of Metro Manila, providing it with clean air.

Directions: Take Commonwealth Avenue towards Fairview past the following landmarks: UP Diliman, Iglesia ni Cristo Templo Central, Ever Gotesco, Sandiganbayan, Litex, Mercury Drugstore. Turn right at East Fairview Subdivision’s Winston Street, right at Marlboro Steet, then left at Dunhill Street. Follow the road all the way to the bridge and you will arrive at the La Mesa Ecopark guard house.

Feed your mind… and dont forget to hug a tree =)

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