The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) collaborated with the Clement Howell High School’s Tourism Club to install information signs at Wheeland Pond, Wheeland, Providenciales.
The signs, one describing the mangrove ecosystem and the other encouraging the community to keep the ponds clean, were installed by the Tourism Club after the students banded together to create awareness about the importance of the wetland ecosystem, following the annual World Wetlands Day clean-up, hosted by the DECR, earlier this year.
“The DECR is encouraged to see young people concerned about the state of our environment and motivated enough to educate others about it too!”, said DECR’s Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Amy Avenant.
Minister Higgs commented; “I am pleased to see the collaborative effort between the DECR and Clement Howell High, this is a worthy initiative and one that we would like to see happen in schools across the TCI; through club memberships and other means”
The DECR and Clement Howell High’s Tourism Club would like to thank Ms. Tanya Parnell, Mr. Trevor Lewis of Graceway IGA and the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board for their support of this initiative. The DECR would also like to acknowledge the initiative taken by the students and would like to thank them for giving back to their local community and environment.