Harmony in Green: Masfout's Clean-Up and Plantation

Join us in Masfout! Embark on a journey of change with cleanup and planting. Sow the seeds for a sustainable future

About Activity

Our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has left us a rich, continuing legacy of environmental stewardship and a deep commitment to preserving our nation's natural wonders. He believed that each of us has a role to play in protecting our environment for future generations. It is time to honor his vision and follow in his footsteps!

Masfout, situated in the Emirate of Ajman, holds a rich cultural heritage with stunning natural landscapes in the Hajar Mountains. Renowned for its traditional practices, Emirates Foundation in collaboration with Emirates Nature - WWF and the Emirates Council for Rural Development, as well as the local communities, invite you to join us in this unique initiative! Our goal is to engage in a joint effort of cleaning up and planting in Masfout.

By participating in this initiative, you contribute to the preservation and promotion of the region's historical and cultural significance. The act of cleaning up not only enhances the environmental beauty but also reflects a shared commitment to maintaining the area's pristine charm.

Embrace the opportunity to plant seeds for a greener future while preserving the local heritage. Your involvement will make a positive impact on the community and contribute to the sustainable development of Masfout.

Join us in this endeavor to make a difference and create a lasting legacy for generations to come!

Who can participate?

No experience is necessary, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. Volunteers will need to be able to hike several kilometers and carry bags of litter. We welcome volunteers of all ages; However it is not suitable for babies and volunteers under 18 can only attend when accompanied adults, please reach out to [email protected] for enquiries.

How long will it take?

3 hours

Questions?

Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400

Which area of Impact does it contribute to?

Our goal is bigger than helping nature survive. We are restoring urban and wild spaces to make sure that animals and plants thrive.

This activity supports our objectives to:

  • Restore 20,000 m2 of natural habitats (that’s nearly the size of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque complex in Abu Dhabi!)
  • Enhancing ecotourism potential of the area through nature trails by creating a positive and sustainable experience for visitors while preserving and promoting the history, biodiversity, and cultural diversity.
  • Engaging local communities in decision making through majlises and wider civil society in project implementation and as Citizen Scientists
  • Enhancing micro-economies by transformation in farming & eco-tourism to diversify income sources to create resilient communities and preserving traditional farming techniques, knowledge, and products.

 

Activity Sponsor 

 

This impactful initiative, generously sponsored by the Visa Foundation and the Emirates Council for Rural Development, is dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability and community well-being in Masfout, Ajman. Our focus revolves around planting native flora and organizing community cleanup efforts. In collaboration with Emirates Nature-WWF and local communities, we aim to enhance the natural beauty of the area, promote biodiversity, and create a cleaner, healthier environment for the residents of Masfout. Together, through planting and cleanup activities, we aspire to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the local ecosystem and community welfare.

 

Location
Ajman
Masfout
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Date & Time
Saturday, 02 March 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, 17 March 2024 07:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Saturday, 27 April 2024 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Saturday, 28 October 2023 07:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Saturday, 27 January 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Sunday, 25 February 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Saturday, 13 January 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0

2 Reviews

Last Saturday, the 27th of January, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Harmony in Green Masfouts cleanup and plantation event. This initiative, organised by the Emirates Nature WWF, brought together volunteers, and environmental enthusiasts from different emirates of the UAE to make a positive impact on the Masfouts area. A Day of Dedication and Teamwork The event kicked off early in the morning with a briefing from the Ahmed Abusamara (organiser), Ahmed is very knowledgeable and very apprachable individual and takes time to asnwer questions from volunteers. He outlined the day's plan and safety protocols. Then, armed with gloves, trash bags, litter pickers and enthusiasm, we set out to tackle the accumulated waste scattered around the area. The camaraderie amongst the volunteers was inspiring, as we worked together to collect plastic bottles, cans, food wrappers, and other debris. After a productive morning spent cleaning, we shifted gears to the planting activity. With guidance from Ahmed and hos team, we planted a Moringa plants. The feeling of contributing to the reforestation of the area was truly rewarding, and it was heartening to see so many people come together for this common goal. More Than Just Cleaning and Planting The Harmony in Green event was more than just a cleanup and planting initiative; it was a celebration of environmental awareness and community spirit. A Call to Action The Harmony in Green event was a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting our environment. It served as a platform to educate participants about sustainable practices and inspire them to take action in their own communities. The positive energy and collaborative spirit were truly inspiring, and I left the event feeling hopeful about the future of our planet. If you're looking for a way to make a difference in your community and contribute to a greener future, I highly recommend participating in the next Emirates Nature WWF event. It's a rewarding experience that will leave you feeling empowered and connected to your surroundings.

It was my first time learning about Falaj as such (not the first time with ENWWF ). It was a very great morning, Altaf gave us detailed information about Falaj ancient irrigation system (that I did not know about). I enjoyed the Nature, greenery, and the atmosphere. As always Ahmed was on top of things, and our very dear Moaz, on of its kind. It was well worth waking up at 4 am in the morning and driving 260 km to reach the location. Thanks for guiding me through and answering all questions!

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Please note that events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to updated safety guidelines from the government. We will try our best to keep you informed of any changes as early as possible. Thank you for your understanding and support.