Providenciales, 26 Feb 2015 – You will also get a history lesson on what the Wheeland community and its pond means to the Turks and Caicos as the National Trust and DEMA team up for two town meetings to determine what can be done to preserve and rescue the pond. Winema Sanders is the Public Awareness & Education Officer with the TC National Trust; she was on site to encourage residents of Blue Hills and others to attend either a town meeting at 6pm tonight, Thursday or on Saturday morning at 10am.
“It’s vital that we preserve an area like this for future generations and that is what the National Trust goal is, that is what the goal of DEMA is as well. We want to make sure that the land here and the community knows the essential needs of the area and that we are able to be good stewards of our environment and take ownership in that. That is why it is so important to have these community meetings so that they are able to speak to us and we’re able to have some type of dialogue so that we are able to envision their community being like, versus us just telling them what their community is supposed to be…”
The 90 minute meetings will be held at the Wheeland Pond to discuss a way to preserve and enhance the heritage site.