Exploring Metropolitan Taipei’s Water Source Cherishing the Water and the Environment
Taipei Feitsui Reservoir Administration (TFRA) has completed thirteen “Metropolitan Taipei Water Source Tours” to promote water resources education. The tour activity is held twice a month during weekends, from March to May, October to December and only one tour will be held in June. Each activity is open to 350 citizens and can be registered on TFRA website. TFRA stated that the tour is designed to let visitors understand the linkage between the reservoir and human life through ecological environment studies and site visiting. With the understanding of the importance of water conservation, people will cherish the water and environment more in their daily life.
TFRA announced that on Nov. 17th, 2011 “Feitsui Reservoir Eco-Education Learning Center” is the first central government certificated eco-education center among public organizations. In order to inspire water eco-education and building a low-carbon, green energy, and ecological reservoir environment, the designed tour is to hike from the reservoir’s eco-education center to the dam site. While along the hiking trail, a trained professional volunteer will be giving lecturers on the abundant reservoir’s natural environment and the hydrological process.
The commissioner of TFRA, Dr. Ming-Lone Liou stresses that climate change has resulted an impact on the environment and urging each individual to do a small part to help save the earth. Therefore, he encourages citizens who are attending the activity to make use of public transportation; taking bus number 849 and getting off at Feitsui Reservoir stop, and experiencing the natural outdoor learning tour. The information and registration of the tour is listed on the announcement-activities page of reservoir’s website. www.feitsui.gov.tw.(Chinese)
Photo 1: Water Resources Eco-education Center
Photo 2: A Trained Professional Volunteer and Visitors
Photo 3: Feitsui Power Plant
Photo 4: Wulai Rhododendron