Young people learn importance of a clean environment

clean upOne 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.

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  1. nature lover
    August 18, 2013

    I am happy EDAD is undertaking that type of activity.
    If the youth get in the habit of cleaning up, starting with putting away their toys at home and picking up things they throw on the floor all day, they will grow up being away of keeping their homes and environment clear. That little song “Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share” can work wonders if the toddlers practice that while growing up. They might eventually be aware that they should not litter. Some day we might have a clean and green Dominica.

    • babalene
      August 19, 2013

      only if it was the toddlers dumping garage nah sa it is us hard back adults who do the dumping so we need to go bend those hard backs and clean the flimping environmrnt for the toddlers coming behind. shame!

  2. Do Not edit
    August 18, 2013

    Truth is Dominica streets are very dirty. from melville hall to roseau. derelict cars, trash and unkempt yards

  3. babalene
    August 18, 2013

    Dominica oh what a beautiful land but an untidy people; how else can we describe the tons of garabe and litter on exhibition every day inspite the efforts from the Professor at Ross to keep a portion of the Edward O leblanc clean just see motorist and their occupants fling gabage out their vehicles and the little ones and many others who make the effort to do clean up campaigns so ever often; just came from Caribana in Toronto milions of people in streetactivities the place litter free everybody pride themselves in keeping the area clean – compare a few dozen people in Roseau on the Bay Front and it is left like a pig pen what a shame- our people need to be more Godly – for it is said next to Godliness is Cleanliness. Go to the beaches after a holiday go to the rivers, even in the forest after a group hike and oh do not speak about after one of those block-o-ramas – for there you will witness the true colours of our people – very untidy – what a disgrace for people who claim the island as the nature island of the World – we need to come better than that

    • nature lover
      August 18, 2013

      I am a Dominica living in Dominica. I fully agree with you. That is why I do not part in things like blockorama and street jams. Mind you I love to party but when I see the litter at such events and elsewhere esp. on the beach I tell myself at those moments I wish I was not Dominica. That is why I love Canada – the cleanest country in the world. I have done some travelling and always wish that every Dominican could get a chance to travel and experience cleanliness in that country.So please do not brand us. There are many of us who make great effort to keep the island clean and beautiful but alas! our efforts go in vain.

      • nature lover
        August 18, 2013

        I do not ‘take’ part

  4. good
    August 17, 2013

    This is very good children keeping the environment clean . Good example kiddos, keep up the good work. Thanks miss Jno Baptiste for a job well done

  5. August 17, 2013

    what a smoke screen. the whole trail need cleaning and maintenance. time to be practical.

    the user fee to expensive for us visitors

    August 17, 2013

    The days of our past generation, having only calabash to dispose of is gone, we now have all this things that between 5 and 500,000 year to dispose of, so rather than clean up we should manage out environment!!

  7. Cza
    August 17, 2013


  8. Anonymous
    August 17, 2013

    good vibes

  9. August 17, 2013

    Where is that Douglas bay beach park located? I know segment 7 starts from Hatton Garden and ends at first where is that place?

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