Coastal and Marine Restoration
CalEnergy Phillipines is actively involved with environmental initiatives. One such project involves the coastal village of Barangay Naungan. Increased population and industrialization had resulted in environmental damage to area marine life. CalEnergy signed an agreement with city government and village officials to help restore the coast and marine resources. The project, known as Baywatch Ormoc, called for long-term protection from further degradation and enlisted fishermen, whose livelihood is most directly tied to this effort, as key players. The support and participation of the residents have led to the issuance of a city ordinance declaring the village a Marine Reservation Area, the first of its kind in the region. This site now is designated as a breeding area for marine life and a protected aquatic resource.