La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum and Art Gallery, Fairview- Quezon City-Philippines
This is not my first time to visit La Mesa Dam, I have been to the area almost every year due to several environmental projects from tree planting , clean-up , team building , orchid re-introduction , plant exchanges , swap meet, eyeball , plant identification, bird watching among other projects. But this will be my first time to blog about the place. It was May 1, 2013 when Philippine Hoya Conservation Group decided to hold its swap meet, lecture, eyeball in this park, As posted in my previous entries . Most of the members are from Fairview and Quezon City area, so the eco-park was chosen .
entrance to the La Mesa Environmental Museum
To sustain the Save La Mesa Watershed Project, Bantay Kalikasan, in partnership with the MWSS and the Q.C. Government, rehabilitated and renovated a 33 hectare public park located right outside the natural boundaries of the watershed and 40 meters below the reservoir. In September 2004, it was renamed La Mesa Eco-park and reopened to the public. All income generated by the park is utilized for the continuous preservation and protection of the watershed.
paintings and tree replicas
Museum and Gallery
a topographical map of La Mesa Watershed
I took a short side trip to the environmental museum and gladly saw an ongoing art exhibition within the museum.
stages of water filtration system
water may be treated differently in different communities depending on the quality of the water which enters the plant. Groundwater is water located under ground and typically requires less treatment than water from lakes, rivers, and streams.
art painting from different artists
There is an ongoing art display at the museum which the public can buy art pieces from oil paintings, charcoal sketches, pastel paintings among others with various theme ranging from plants, environmental , abstract to surreal .
Mr. Mark Hernandez
I was met by Mr. Mark Hernandez ( art curator of the exhibit) – He is a graduate from University of the East , Manila and had no background in painting. But the passion of drawing and painting may have come from his immediate family members who are artists . Mr. Hernandez works vary from modern contemporary , dadaism, surrealism and automatism . He also had a collaboration with Filvas Gallery which is located in 86 Congressional Avenue, Bahay Toro, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines View Map
Filvas Art Gallery
Mr. Mark Hernandez
La Mesa Dam Watershed
GENERAL OPERATING HOURS: 8am to 5pm daily
Open daily including holidays.
Closed on the 25th December and the 31st December.
Park may be closed without prior notice due to severe inclement weather.
Park Admission Rates
Persons above 3-feet P50
3-feet & below Free
QC Residents (w/ valid proof of residence) P40
QC Students (w/ valid ID) P20
QC Senior Citizens (w/ valid ID) FREE
Non-QC Senior Citizens P40
For Inquiries and reservations, contact
(02) 430-5207 (telefax)
ABS-CBN foundation : http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/bk/lamesa-ecopark.html
Bantay Kalikasan: http://www.bantaykalikasan.com/