Today is National Tree Planting Day according to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal, and the Ministry of Agriculture.
This event is a part of independence celebrations, and was first introduced last year for Reunion 2018.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal, Careen Prevost explained, “We are planting fruit trees, coastal species, ornamental plants and forest species in various locations. We are also providing plants to the public on a first come first serve basis downstairs Government Headquarters.
“We are planting in Jimmit, Coulibistrie, Grand Bay, Pointe Michel to Soufriere, Peebles Park, Kalinago Territory, Concorde, Laplaine, Rosalie, Lagoon and the Indian River.
“We are planting trees at all the primary and secondary schools and in four zones around Dominica: the central, southern, eastern and northern ranges,” Prevost outlined.
She wants nationwide support for this initiative.
Technical support for the day was provided by the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division as well as the Division of Agriculture.