GLUPA GULIAN AGRO-TOURISM ECO PARK
Glupa Gulian Agro-Tourism Eco Park is the old dumping site of the Municipality now turned into a park located at Barangay Kahayagan. It has an area of 300 hectares and approximately 200 hectares of it is planted with rubber trees, mahogany and coffee. Lushes of plants grow well in this area that contribute to the beauty of the place. It earns attractions from the local tourists.
The park’s name comes from a Subanen word Glupa Gulian meaning “Yutang Paraiso” (Land of Promise). Its development started in 2010. Tree planting activities of the Municipality is contained in this area and has been a recipient of the National Greening Program of the DENR for already 2 years. A total of 22,500 rubber seedlings have been planted in the 40 hectare-area of this park when Bayoganons took part in the breaking attempt of the Mindanawons to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the most planted trees simultaneously.
Existing structures in the park include the Function Hall which is very conducive and appropriate venue for trainings and seminars that can cater from 100-150 persons. Varieties of flowers are planted here. Flowers grow well in this place because of its misty land. Another structure built in the area is the Eco Residual Containment Area funded by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).
Recyclable wastes of the Municipality are turned into raw materials for concrete pavers and other concrete products and fertilizers with the help of Plastic Shredder and Bioreactor Machine set up by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with zero interest.
To produce organic fertilizers, the Municipality maintained a Vermi Culture Farm to produce organic fertilizers which are then used in growing vegetables and other plants in the park and the rest are sold to farmers.
Various vegetables like ampalaya, eggplant, okra and squash are also grown in the park maintained by the College of Agriculture of JH Cerilles State College-Bayog ESU. A Rubber Nursery is found not far away from the vegetable garden. It cultures budded rubber seedlings for tree planting and replanting in the park.