International Day of Action for Rivers

Participants of local International Day of Action for Rivers activities

WAVE (Waitikubuli Advocates for Viable Environments) teamed up with 4H clubs and other environmental school clubs to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers, on March 14th, 2024. This marks the first time that this special day has been recognized in Dominica and the 27th anniversary of its recognition worldwide. The theme of the day was ‘Water for All”, and the aim was to build awareness about the importance of protecting our rivers, celebrating their importance, and making more people aware of why they matter. It is a day to remind everyone that we need to keep our rivers safe, use them wisely, and work together to achieve this.

The celebrations included a gathering at the riverside arch of students from the environment clubs of the Dominica State College and Ebenezer SDA Primary, and St. Mary’s Academy 4H Club. The students sang, read poems, and pledged their commitment to continuing the fight for protection of our rivers. Other 4H clubs around the island also organized activities at their schools and in their communities.

WAVE applauds the efforts of these students and pledges to expand such activities in the future. WAVE is a movement committed to sustainable practices and dedicated to improving the well-being of our community. The DCA, (Dominica Conservation Association), 4R’s (River Rescue Reclaim Restore) and WRD (World River Day Committee), are the foundation of our mission goals.

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  1. Big Business & small people
    March 18, 2024

    Go and ask Parris Williams & Sons and others whose trade it is to tear down our most fortified hills and mountains; what’s the impact caused to the Rivers and streams due to their disregard for the environment. They are operating between villages causing massive disruption and congestion. In les point for example in the parish of St. Paul between Mahaut and massacre….take a good look at this river…. It’s blocked with massive pieces of rocks and the small beach is no more. Down Colihoe on the west coast is the same chaos. So what’s the use even try to do anything with the rivers and streams? It’s all the cause of government government and corrupt government. No mountain, no hills, no trees and no rivers. End of story.

  2. L C Matthew
    March 17, 2024

    Outstanding! The future of Dominica belongs to the young always. Great job WAVE for joining forces with our young folks to ensure the source of our existence is protected. we take things foregranted until it is gone. Nature determines our existence and not the other way around. We treat it with love care and compassion it allows us to enjoy for a longer time.

  3. Lin clown
    March 16, 2024

    What part are you playing to help Dominica save it’s river?You MEME are a loser and a negative Jacka.A Jacka who think he can destroy Dominica with foolish comments.There is a saying not every educated person is smart and that fit do nothing MEME perfectly.The Jacka is supporting a playing field over a school.Typical UWP losers.

    • me
      March 18, 2024

      @Lin Clown
      You are lost in a foreign country. Stupid dunce and buffoonic. You must by now know that you are an embarrassment. Why cant you ask what are you doing for Dominica?
      Why cant you attend night school?

  4. Fletcher
    March 16, 2024

    I know a little something about river from upstream down to the estuaries and to the extent that our rivers have been neglected here in Dominica I’m afraid that it’s too late to even attempt restoring them to half the pristine condition they were in decades ago. I watch them today and wonder this most valuable natural resources of ours have been so badly neglected and abandoned. Our rivers are chocked and ravines are completely dried up except when there’s a rain shower. To revitalize one of our rivers would involve a huge project and not just have a “River Day” which has no impact at all. Our rivers are mainly used to transport debris down stream with a tiny fraction of garbage making it to the sea causing the narrowing and choking of the flow and overlaying the riverbed with all sorts of materials such as construction and mechanical trash, oils and gasoline. This government has destroyed Dominica in multiple ways.

  5. MEME
    March 15, 2024

    Good to see that the children are being educated on the importance of our rivers. Most are presently flowing like they are in ICU already, because of human actions. For 24 years this government has been at war with both rivers and playing fields. Indiscriminate dumping of waste, garbage, the felling of trees along the banks of the rivers are common practice, and this is indeed sad.
    By the way don’t reinforce in the minds of the children that we have 365 rivers on island. That’s a BIG and FAT lie. We have a handful of rivers, and an abundance of springs, streams and rivulets.
    Oops!!! Why were the children on the canoe with NO life jacket? Hmmmmmmmmmm, that was not good!

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