【Press】 4/16 Rosa Rugosa Planting Day in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture
On April 16, 2022, Civic Force and L’Occitane Group are hosting a Rosa Rugosa planting event through the “Nebama Hamanasu (Rosa Rugosa) Project”.
DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
VENUE: Nebama Seaside
ADMISSION: Open to public/free
ACTIVITIES: Planting rosa rugosa seeds, remarks by Mayor of Kamaishi, L’Occitane
REGISTRATION: Registration required for rosa rugosa planting
HOSTED BY: Nebama Hamanasu Project
SUPPORTED BY: Nebema Shinko Group, Environment Partnership Iwate, Iwate Prefectural University
Rosa Rugosa (Hamanasu in Japanese) is a kind of pink rose and used in many products such as jam, tea, fragrance, and even medicines. Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, rosa rugosa was found along the 1.3 km long beach in Nebama, however, the tsunami destroyed the beach, and with it, many beach plants. Local residents began restoring the beach plants in hopes to have the beach filled with rosa rugosa again. On April 16, partner organizations, local residents and businesses, and outside visitors are coming together for planting.
This project is funded by L’Occitane through Civic Force’s NPO Partner Project.
Launched in 2021, the project aims to restore rosa rugosa in the area and contribute to creating a sustainable community in Nebama.
Civic Force Featured in Local Newspaper
Kamaishi Restoration Project - Reviving the Local Ecosystem with Rosa Rugosa
Disaster Preparedness Event Held in Fukuoka
Civic Force Participates in DRR Event in Takeo City, Saga