USAID supports reforestation exercise in Grenada

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rracc1.jpg RACC project Coordinator Lester Arnold (right) hands over some equipment of Grenada’s Environment Minister Roland Bola (3rd left). Looking on from left are Forestry Officer, Dillon Palmer; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Forestry, Marilyn Austin-Cadore, Chief Forestry Officer, Anthony Jeremiah and USAID’s Environmental Specialist, Joth Singh

rracc2.jpg Grenadian student Heidi Stanisclaus (centre) is joined by RRACC Project Coordinator Lester Arnold, USAID’s Natural Resources Specialist Christina Cairns and Environmental Specialist Joth Singh in planting the first of over 100 trees at the Sauteurs Beach

As part of a regional climate change initiative, the United States government supported a major reforestation effort on the island of Grenada last Friday. Students from the McDonald College Secondary School, forestry officials, and members of the St Patrick’s Environmental Community Tourism Organization (SPECTO) planted over 100 trees on Mount Rodney Beach in Sauteurs to help to combat extensive coastal and land degradation.

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