As part of the 41st Anniversary of Independence Celebrations, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal will host a series of tree planting activities across the island on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
The National Tree Planting Day is a new initiative of the Independence Committee and was included on the Independence Calendar from the 40th Reunion Year Celebrations.
This year, in light of the ongoing National Reforestation and Beautification Programme, the Ministry of Environment is partnering with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Education, and Local Government Department, the National Employment Programme, Community Organizations and other groups to undertake this activity.
Technical Support will be provided by the Forestry, Wildlife, and Parks Division and the Division of Agriculture to facilitate planting at all Primary and Secondary Schools and targeted locations within each of the four Forest Ranges as follows:
Jimmit - Petro Caribe to above Rodneys Rock/Tarreau
Coulibistrie - Batalie Bridge to Coulibstrie Gas Station
Grandbay - Pierre Charles Secondary to Geneva Playing Field
Pointe Michel to Soufriere
Goodwill Road – S-mart to Pottersville Savannah (Western Side)
Peebles Park, Victoria Street
Kalinago Territory - Kalinago Barana Aute (KBA)
Concord - Hibiscus Valley to Hatton Garden
Des Bounche - Des Bounche Bridge
La Plaine - Bot Sab Beachfront
Lagoon - Cabrits Junction to Bellhall Beach
It is well known that trees contribute to soil stability, clean air and pure water, help to sustain biodiversity and food security, mitigate against coastal degradation, enhance and beautify the environment and fights all types of pollution.
A variety of Fruit trees, coastal, riparian and forest species, and ornamental plants will be made available by the Ministry of Environment and the General Public is invited to participate in the National Tree Planting activities around the island.
For more information please contact:
Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal