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General Information about Forest Trek 2018

Cambridge Backlands Forest Reserve

 

Level of Difficulty:

6- Must be reasonably fit, participants must be able bodied and cannot have physical disabilities

 

Overview

CEO & Conservator of Forests, Miss Marilyn Headley, has received special recognition for the transformative role she has played in the Forestry Department’s 80 year history and for being the first female and longest serving Conservator of Forests.

She was recognised and awarded at the Agency’s Biennial Staff Awards and Launch of its 80th Anniversary at the Knutsford Hotel on Friday, October 8, 2017.

(From right) CEO & Conservator of Forests, Marilyn Headley, cutting the anniversary cake along with Managing Director, Environment Solutions Ltd., Eleanor R. Jones; Claire Bernard, Deputy Director General in charge of Sustainable Development and Social Planning, Planning Institute of Jamaica; and Mission Environmental Officer, United States Agency for International Development/Jamaica, Malden Miller.

The Forestry Department has launched a year of activities in commemoration of its eight decades of service to the island of Jamaica. The anniversary celebrations commenced at the Agency’s Biennial Staff Awards held on Friday, December 8 at the Knutsford Hotel, Kingston.

Employee of the Year, Mr. Christopher Marshall, beams with pride alongside Director, Human Resource Management and Development Branch, Ms. Novelette Anderson, while collecting  his award during the Agency's Biennial Staff Awards On December 8, 2017.

The Forestry Department staged another successful Biennial Staff Awards with several employees being recognised for their years of service and outstanding performance in the Agency over the last two years.

The award categories included Long Service Award for 20 years of service and over; the Conservator’s Award for Excellence; Employee of the year; Branch of the Year; Division of the Year; Most Improved Branch; Most Improved Division, and Special Commendations.

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