Turks and Caicos, June 2, 2017 – Providenciales – The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) is hosting the annual Environmental Stewardship Awards, on the 5th of June, 2017. The award ceremony coincides with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day held on the 5th and 8th of June respectively. DECR takes this opportunity every year to honour those individuals and organizations that have kindly contributed their time, to the DECR throughout the year, in order to promote conservation and an environmentally sustainable TCI.
Minister Honourable Ralph Higgs stated; “My Ministry is committed to strengthening environmental education and stewardship throughout the Islands. T he award recipients have significantly contributed to the realization of this goal and have displayed exemplary commitment to stewardship and sustainability. It is indeed a pleasure for us to pay special recognition to these individuals whose invaluable assistance to the Department has afforded us the opportunity to go beyond our expectations. I would like to commend the recipients for their unwavering contribution and support and look forward to having more persons involved in the conservation of our environment in the upcoming years.”
This year, a total of 36 recipients will be honoured at a ceremony to be held at the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources, Lower Bight Road, Providenciales.
If you, your school or organization would like more information on how you can assist DECR in keeping the TCI Beautiful by Nature, or you would like to sign up as a Community Conservation Partner, please contact the Department’s Environment Outreach Coordinator, Amy Avenant, at 338-4176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release: TCIG
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