When Public Figures Take Part

Sun raises brightly when Astrid, an Indonesian famous artist, and her groups set their foot on Nagari Sungai Buluh, Batang Anai, Padang Pariaman district. Astrid, also known as a cute artist whose single album is “jadikan aku yang kedua” visit this nagari -40 minutes away from Minangkabau International Airport- on purpose. Basically, she and her “Hutan Itu Indonesia” team through Musika Forestra Program take a shoot in this Nagari Forest to encourage young generations to love the forests.
Apparently, Sungai Buluh Nagari Forest is one of nagari forests visited by the artists participating in Musika Forestra Program. The community of Sungai Buluh is very enthusiastic and welcoming Astrid and her team. The community presented Pasambahan Dance and Traditional Silat to welcome them and provide huge lunch-food, looked like celebrating a big party.
They continued the trip to Nagari Forest 2 km away from the central village going up the uphill road. The team even does not talk much as tiredness and sweaty are all they feel. The only thing they are enjoying is Saraha Kuau Waterfall, located far in the center of Nagari forest.
Astrid and the other team built a simple camp at the edge of this waterfall to rest in. They are enjoying the river and waterfall, wash their body, and drink the fresh water. This clean water resource is protected by its community through their forest management with Nagari Forest scheme.

Tree Adoption
Tree Adoption Program in West Sumatera has been launched last year. There were 4 nagari having this program, namely Sungai Buluh Nagari Forest in Pariaman, Sirukam and Simanau Nagari Forest in Solok, and Simancuang Nagari Forest. Each Nagari Forest Management Group (KPHN) and KKI-WARSI commit to manage this program which aims to keep the environment clean and promote community’s development in Nagari. There have been many parties donate for this program, including some famous public figures like Dian Sastro and Daniel Mananta. more...


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