In celebration of World Bamboo Day 2017, the ALC Foundation is organizing a bamboo planting trail dubbed as Camp Kawayan under its Kawayanihan project.
The half-day event hopes to gather around 2,000 volunteers from Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and South Luzon along the riverbanks of San Mateo, Rizal (starting from Dulongbayan 1) on Sept. 23, 6 a.m. onwards. It is hoped that this will become a yearly event, as part of the World Bamboo Day celebration. Camp Kawayan aims to raise awareness about the benefits and potentials of bamboo, as well as to encourage community bamboo planting and growing as a way of climate change mitigation and adaptation. The event will be held in coordination with the Rizal Provincial Government and the Municipality of San Mateo, Rizal. The registration fee is P300 inclusive of bamboo saplings, an event shirt, and certificate of participation.