– Awareness activities and events will be held throughout this month and will continue until the end of this year, as the Territory marks the 25th anniversary of Environment Month.
The theme for this year’s Environment Month activities is “Celebrating 25 Years of Environmental Education through Sustainable Development and Cultural Preservation.”
Environmental Education Officer of the Conservation and Fisheries Department, Mrs. Cynara Benjamin-Ducan said that the 25 year milestone has prompted the department to include some new and interesting activities added to the annual celebrations and that she is looking forward to engaging persons of all ages.
Mrs Benjamin-Duncan said, “We are so pleased to announce our 25th Environment Month activities and we want to encourage one and all to come out to the festivities. We are especially hoping that a large crowd turns up for the annual Parade for the Planet and Exhibition on June 17, and we want to keep promoting the importance of environmental awareness all year round.”
Environment Month activities include; the annual Church Service at East End Methodist Church on June 7, at 9:00 a.m.; the Parade for the Planet and Green Exhibition at the Central Administration Complex on June 17, at 3:30 p.m. the Invasive Species Panel Discussion to be televised on June 17; and the annual Fisherman’s Day activities celebrated on June 29, at Long Bay, Beef Island beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be many activities to come in the following months.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour seeks to ensure that the environment is well managed, protected and preserved to maintain the unique ecological features and natural beauty of the Virgin Islands.