Nevis: Premier Brantley invites people to attend Community Planting Day

Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley invites people to attend Community Planting Day

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Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Premier of Nevis Island Administration and the leader of opposition of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis – Mark Brantley, recently invited the people of Nevis to attend the Biodiversity Committee for a Community Planting Day, on March 24, 2023, through a post by Nevis Historical and Conservation Society – NHCS.

According to the post by Premier Brantley, the planting day will be celebrated on March 25, 2023, between 7 in the morning and noon. Nelson’s Spring and Fort Ashby have been selected as the venues to celebrate the day. The planting day will help in making both the regions greener and cleaner.

The social media post by the premier mentioned, “Join our Biodiversity Committee for a Community Planting Day TOMORROW, March 25, at Nelson’s Spring and Fort Ashby, between 7 am and 12 noon.”

The events of the Planting Day will begin from Nelson’s Spring; following this, the team will move to Fort Ashby. “We’ll be starting at Nelson’s Spring, which is primed and ready for planting, and then move any excess helpers over to Fort Ashby, where a lot of extra clearing has been done on the seaward side,” Premier Mark Brantley outlined.

In addition to this, Mark Brantley appealed to the citizens to bring their tools. The post shared by the minister read, “If you have tools, please bring them, also any coastal plants such as coconut, seagrape, mahoe, buttonwood, mangrove, and white cedar! We may also have a few small plants to move, and we will be picking up trash, too. Help us spread the word!”

Earlier, NHCS informed about the public talk on March 28 from 5-6 pm. “As we wind up a busy month of public talks, we’re delighted to welcome historical archaeologist, cultural heritage consultant, and public educator Ryan Espersen, PhD, for a fascinating public talk! Dr Espersen taught high school on the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean, as a means to start a local archaeological education programme for both youth and adult residents. He co-founded the Saba Archaeology Center on Saba in 2012 and, after obtaining his PhD in 2017, has been consulting in heritage management and archaeology across the Netherlands and the northeastern Caribbean. His academic research focuses on maritime archaeology and historical archaeology of the Caribbean, and his interests include slavery, poverty, power, and ideology and how these are implicated in peoples’ conceptions of landscapes and material culture,” the talk noted.