Maasai Mara University being the sole University that has positioned itself as a Centre of excellence in Environmental Resource Management focusing on Natural Resources and Tourism among other coveted disciplines, joined the world in the historic step to restore the Mau Forest Water Towers Complex.
This was on Friday, November 1, 2019, when dons, staff, and students of Maasai Mara University attended the tree planting exercise at the Mau Forest.
The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko led residents to launch a move to plant over ten million indigenous tree seedlings after people who had settled in the Mau Forest left to pave way for the restoration.
Maasai Mara University staff and students were privileged to plant tree seedlings with CS Tobiko where the Varsity donated 10,000 tree seedlings. A total of 200,000 seedlings were planted that day whereas 60M seeds were to be propagated aerially by helicopters.
Participants from Maasai Mara University were 70, both staff and students who were led by the Marketing and Public Relations Director Dr James Nampushi.
Maasai Mara University has been passionate about protecting the Mau Water Towers where it has been donating indigenous tree seedlings to schools around the Mau area so that residents can improve forest cover at their homes even as debate on conserving Mau Forest escalated a few months ago.