Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, and its partners collected 685 bags of trash along the coasts of San Pascual, Batangas, preparing for turtle nesting season.
CPI has been organizing the coastal cleanup in San Pascual, a nesting site for Olive Ridley sea turtles, for 10 years. The activity aims to boost the volunteerism spirit among the people of CPI and the community in San Pascual. More than 80 participants, composed of employees and contractors from CPI and the local government unit, joined.
The coastline in San Pascual straddles the Chevron Batangas Terminal, which has been a major facility of Chevron for more than 65 years and a home to marine animals, including sea turtles. More recently, 10 Olive Ridley sea turtle nests were spotted near the foot of the wharf between the causeway.
To date, Chevron Batangas has released a total of 111 hatchlings. CPI commits itself to making the shoreline a safe habitat for sea creatures as part of its dedication to human safety, livelihood and the environment.