|Clean-up for World Wetlands Day 2011|
|Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:00|
In support of the worldwide celebration of caring for the wetlands on Feb. 2, both the Turks and Caicos National Trust and the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources are embarking on projects to clean-up and help preserve precious wetlands in the TCI.
The National Trust is planning to get students and the community involved in their pond clean-up project, which marks the start of a long-term wetland conservation and monitoring to ensure the survival of this important ecological habitat in the Wheeland and Blue Hills areas.
“Our plan is to do a clean-up of litter around the pond. Students within the Blue Hills community will assist us in this activity,” said Jonathan Sayao, National Trust Education Officer. “The students’ involvement is vital as we want to instill the value of preserving important habitats for birds and other species and make them spread the message of conservation to all, especially within the surrounding community. On site, we will also do some bird identification activity and a short discussion on different bird species, mangroves, and their ecological importance.”
“We are involving schools within the Blue Hills area for the first clean-up day,” Sayao said. “In forthcoming occasions, we will tap other schools in the neighboring communities to help out and in the end involve the whole Turks and Caicos population in honouring this commitment.”
The DECR is also planning to conduct various activities throughout the islands that will promote environmental sustainability in the wetlands. Some of the activities planned include:
|Last Updated on Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:05|
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