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A reforestation initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Stephney-John’s Vale forest reserve is to be undertaken in the next few months. 

The project titled Jamaica Rural Economy & Eco Systems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Reforestation initiative which is being implemented by ACDI/VOCA was launched at a ceremony at the Hessen Castle True Church of God Apostolic on Wednesday, March 26.

Marilyn Headley, CEO & Conservator of Forests (right) presents Roxanne Branford from Bellefield High School with the first place award at the  awards ceremony held at Devon House on Friday, March 21.

Roxanne Brandford, a ninth grade student of Bellefield High School in Manchester won the Forestry Department/ JaREEACH Schools’ Poetry Competition with her entry titled, “Forestry”. 

Brandford received the top prize of a laptop computer sponsored by the Jamaica Rural Economy & Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (JaREEACH) project during the prize-giving ceremony held at the Devon House on Friday, March 21 which was observed as International Day of Forests.