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(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.

Project Officer at the Forestry Department, Ms. Nastacia Brown, looks on as JPSCo volunteer prepares a Caribbean Pine seedling for planting in the British Forest Estate, Clarendon, as part of the company's participation in the Agency's Adopt-a-Hillside Programme.

The Forestry Department is hailing National Tree Planting Day 2017 a tremendous success with more than 20,000 free seedlings being distributed to Jamaicans islandwide.

The day which was observed under the theme, ‘Today’s Trees, Tomorrow’s Future’, saw a number of public and private sector entities conducting tree planting exercises across the island.

The Forestry Department is urging Jamaicans to take decisive steps to secure a healthy and environmentally safe future for Jamaica by planting more trees this National Tree Planting Day.

National Tree Planting Day will be observed on Friday, October 6, under the theme, “Today’s Trees, Tomorrow’s Future”.