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More organisations join the Nairobi National Park Greenline
Date Published: 18 Jun, 2010
The human greenline at the Nairobi National Park’s East Gate on June 5, 2010.
More than 120 people from four organisations will tomorrow join the Nairobi Greenline Project by planting trees at the Nairobi National Park East Gate, off Mombasa Road from 9am to 10am. The participating companies include Housing Finance Corporation of Kenya (HFCK), English Press, Apex Steel and Hillcrest. This is a follow up of the World Environment Day event in which over 3,500 people joined hands at the Nairobi National Park in support of the project.
The 30 km long, 50 metre-wide ambitious forest of indigenous trees will aim to shield the Nairobi National Park from the growing metropolis.
The project will require Ksh 35 million to cover the cost of trenching, soil preparation, fencing, sinking boreholes and piping, planting tree nurseries, irrigation, seedling transportation and labour.
Approximately Kshs 5 million a year will be used to maintain and patrol the Greenline. The Greenline Project aims to collect and nurture 250,000 indigenous seedlings, which will be planted over three years.
This exercise is expected to set a precedent in other locations to be drawn throughout Kenya where another 750,000 seedlings will be grown.
We invite you to send your crew to cover this important event.
For more information, contact:
Ms Wanja Kimani
Co-ordinator, NAIROBI GREENLINE PROJECT
c/o Kensta Group P O Box 46309, 00100 GPO
Telephone: 020 386 0570/1, Mobile: 0722 524837