Off road Sport Jumbo Charge Kenya has raised concern over destruction of Mt Elgon Forest and Kiptogot Forest putting the Mt Elgon water tower at risk.
The organisation has also called on environment stakeholders to raise awareness about conservation of environment in the region.
Jumbo Charge has launched ‘One Million tree drive’ aimed at restoring the degraded forest cover in the Mt Egon water tower that serves the North Rift region and part of Western Kenya.
The Motor Sport group said with destruction of major ecosystems that impact on weather patterns will greatly affect the Off road sport competition.
Speaking during the launch of the drive at Kiptogot forest in Trans Nzoia County, Jumbo Charge Kenya Chairman Charles Mulupi said they have patterned with other stakeholders to restore the forest cover.
He added that Jumbo Kenya is set to hold its annual Jumbo Charge event in October this year to raise awareness on environment conservation.
Trans Nzoia County County Ecosystem officer Abuto Omollo said the drive will greatly boost forest restoration efforts in the region.
He said the government is working with other stakeholders to ensure all degraded forests are restored.
He said Kenya Forest services has already identified Forests set for restoration.
Green belt movement official Sarah Musundi said the team is also offering capacity building to communities on Forest conservation.