Grenada Broadcasting Network

18th August 2022

  

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With funding of over two hundred and forty thousand dollars, the Levera board walk has been restored and re-opened.

The area over the past couple months was deemed unusable, as high tides led to the deterioration of the previous structure.

In December, work started on re-building the structure, using green heart wood.

On Thursday, SPECTO and its partners officially cut the ribbon to mark the area open for use to the general public.

SPECTO Board members Claudette Pitt says much thought went into the plan for the area, as a new trail has been created, which will be maintained by the Forestry department.

The Levera Wetland in 2012 was named the first wetland site, under the Ramsar Convention.

The convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for international cooperation and national action to conserve and wisely use wetlands.

Forestry Minister Alvin DaBreo says the Ministry is committed to protecting the area.

SPECTO also used the opportunity to call for support from the Tourism Ministry in maintaining interest sites within the rural communities, adding that the lack of support has been their biggest challenge in recent years.

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