Kingstown, March 25, 2024 – As ‘Hairouna’ commemorated National Heroes Day, March 14th also marked International Day of Action for Rivers. This year’s theme, “Water for All,” underscores rivers’ vital role in supplying fresh water and supporting cultural activities. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and project partners collaborated with the National Environmental Days Committee in celebration of International Day of Action for Rivers with a cleanup activity along the Warrawarrow River near the Massy bus stop in Arnos Vale on Saturday, March 16th.

Improper disposal of solid and liquid waste in waterways and along riverbanks is a major contributor to flood vulnerability and ecological degradation in the South Coast which affects all forms of life of the area, flora and fauna. But beach clean-up activities by civil society alone cannot adequately solve this problem.

To find out more, read the full press release here.

For more information on the “Pioneering a blue-green economic development model for coastal adaptation, livelihoods and sustainability in South Coast St. Vincent” project, see: https://canari.org/cbf-eba-facility-svg/

Photo credit: National Parks Rivers and Beaches Authority, SVG