News for June 2014

Over 300 hundred farmers and residents living in and around the Stephney-John’s Vale Forest Reserve received training in the proper use and application of pesticides, as part of capacity building workshops held recently by the Forestry Department.

The workshops were held as part of the sustainable livelihoods component of the Jamaica Rural Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) reforestation initiative being implemented in the Stephney-John’s Vale Forest Reserve and sought to sensitize residents in four communities during May.

The team pause for a photograph after the tree planting exercise

The Inter-American Development Bank Family Association has committed itself to the establishment of 1.5 hectares of forest in the Wag Water Watershed Management Unit in West Rural St. Andrew through the Forestry Department’s Adopt-A Hillside programme. 

Over fifty members of the Association, which consists of retired and active employees of the IDB planted the 700 trees across the site to kick off reforestation activities earlier in May 2014.