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286 KT&G Welfare Foundation Led Mt. Bukhan Ecological Restoration with Student Volunteers 2018.04.09

▶Together with 100 college student volunteers, KT&G Welfare Foundation (chairperson: Youngkyun Kwak) planted 2,000 Willow-leaf spirea trees, indigenous vegetation of Mount Bukhan, in damaged forest in Songchu valley.


KT&G Welfare Foundation (chairperson Youngkyun Kwak) had ‘2018 Ecological Restoration for Mt. Bukhan National Park ‘ with about 100 college student volunteers at Songchu Valley on April 7.


Participants planted 2,000 Willow-leaf spirea trees, indigenous vegetation of Mount Bukhan, in damaged forest in Songchu valley and also made insect habitats.


KT&G Welfare Foundation presented the slogan, ‘preserve the natural parks in the city’  and have planted around 9,500 trees around Mt. Bukhan National Park area since 2013. Prior to the 2018 event, the foundation agreed on mutual cooperation agreement with Dobong Office of Mt. Bukhan National Park, Korea National Park Service to preserve the nature of Mt. Bukhan National Park and provide volunteer activity.


A KT&G Welfare Foundation official said, “Many people suffer from air pollution including fine dust and I hope the planted trees will naturally purify the air. KT&G will keep fulfilling its corporate social responsibility for ecological management through forest development and forest restoration.


The foundation also planted 38,000 trees for the restoration of the parts of the forest damaged by a fire around Naksan Temple in Yangyang, Gangwon Province from 2006 to 2012. In July 2017, the foundation also built a forestry and agriculture education center to train reforestation professionals in a bid to prevent the desertification in Mongolia, involving in a wide range of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities at home and abroad.



▶(photo) Together with 100 college student volunteers, KT&G Welfare Foundation (chairperson: Youngkyun Kwak) planted 2,000 Willow-leaf spirea trees, indigenous vegetation of Mount Bukhan, in damaged forest in Songchu valley.

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