What I thought would have been a nice river lime on a very hot Saturday morning, turned out to feel more like work as the hours passed by... Two hours walking upstream along the Belles River is no easy task; and made even more difficult carrying bags of garbage and helping other people get across the currents and cross the river around ten or eleven times.
The occasion was the World Rivers Day "River Walk and Cleanup" organized by the Global Environment Facility local office, in collaboration with the Youth Environment Service (YES) Corps and the Dominica Youth Environment Organisation (DYEO). This activity also included the participation of students and teachers from five secondary schools:
- Dominica Grammar School;
- Pierre Charles Secondary School;
- Goodwill Secondary School;
- Castle Bruce Secondary School; and the
- Northeast Comprehensive High School.
Overall, it was a very fulfilling walk; a wonderful but tiring experience but the river bath at the end made it all worth it...
|Nikisha Dalrymple and I playing our part|
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The DYEO is also hosting a National Beach and Waterways Cleanup on the 13th of October (the day after my birthday), which will involve over 30 communities across Dominica. To get involved check out the Facebook page.