The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) has rescheduled its event dubbed “Conservation Walkabout” to Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Pigeon Island National Landmark (PINL) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, which was initially slated to be a Walk for Conservation on World Environment Day, has been transformed into an exciting event that will do just as the theme suggests: “Connect People to Nature”.
The regular PINL entry fees will apply: residents 13 years and older pay EC $10, while children 5-12 years pay EC $4. Patrons will get a chance to participate in free guided tours of the Landmark, holistic wellness sessions, snorkeling, visit booths from like-minded conservation organizations, treasure hunt for prizes from Sea Trek St. Lucia, Harry Edwards Jewelers and much more. Attractive gate prizes will also be up for grabs.
The excitement continues with a raffle authorized by the National Lotteries Authority of Saint Lucia: first prize: A trip for two to Martinique aboard Express Des Iles from Cox & Company (conditions apply); second prize: Dinner for two from The Landings, and third prize: An Adrenaline Tour for four from Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia. There will also be other attractions for children and families.
According to the Director of the Trust, Mr. Bishnu Tulsie, “We recently organized a field trip for members and non-members to explore the petroglyphs and Superman Waterfalls in Soufriere. This next activity allows us to continue to share another important part of our heritage, the Pigeon Island National Landmark. Apart from raising awareness about our conservation work and promote the many ways in which this vast space can be utilized, we hope to use the Walkabout as a fundraiser to support our initiatives geared at safeguarding the island’s rich heritage.”
Some of the Trust’s ongoing projects include the maintenance of Pigeon Island National Landmark, Morne Pavillon and other Trust sites across the island; restoring the dieback areas of the Mankote Mangroves; turtle monitoring in the south; building the capacity of sea moss farmers, charcoal producers and eco-tour operators in the south; monitoring of off-shore islands to ensure the rich biodiversity of these areas are preserved; a coastal stabilization project in the north and south of the island; the formation of a Civil Society Organization on Sustainable Development; lectures; education and outreach activities; and
the Listing of Buildings Project, among many others initiatives.
The Trust is thankful to all new and long-standing members for their continued support of its work. The Trust looks forward to signing up even more members at Conservation Walkabout on Tuesday, August 1st. Please contact the Trust at 452-5005, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its website www.slunatrust.org to find out more about various membership packages.