One group, in collaboration with the Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit (WNTMU), is currently undertaking a project with the aim of assisting young people to understand the importance of maintaining a clean environment.
As part of their 2013 Summer Festival Program, ‘Explore, Discover, Appreciate Dominica’ (EDAD) is hosting a beach clean up at the Douglas Bay Beach Park.
Promotions and Resource Development Officer of the WNTMU, Gillian Robinson, told Dominica News Online “this is the forth year of operation of EDAD and the second year that they are partnering with us to clean up an area. “
She stated further that the clean up is done to raise the awareness of youth about their environment and to keep them occupied during the summer.
“The activity has an objective to help the young people understand the importance of maintaining the aesthetic quality of the Waitukubuli National Trail. Douglas Bay Beach Park is located around Segment 7 and at that area we have several amenities to include a gazebo, picnic tables and an interpretive sign,” she said.
The Summer Festival allows the youth the opportunity to visit several parts of the island such as the Fresh Water Lake, and Victoria Falls and provides an avenue for them to remain occupied.
According to Robinson this is in keeping with the theme “Explore, Discover, Appreciate Dominica.”
Seraphine Jno Baptiste is the coordinator of EDAD.