ERDB’sSupervising Science Research Specialist FloritaSiapnopresents her study on the phytoremediationof small-scale gold mining areas in Paracale, Camarines Norteduring the First Annual Technical Seminar held at the ERDB Auditorium in Los Baños, Laguna on Monday, June 17, 2019. Phytoremediation is “an economicaland sustainable technology to clean up contaminated mining areas and restore its immediate ecosystem using living plants. Among Siapno’s recommendations relating to phytoremediation includethe use of existing native tree species in the area to spur rehabilitation and fern species to cover the bare areas along riverbanks.”###