World Wetlands Day 2020

As part of our continuous support of sustainable activities, the Highway 2000 East-West team attended for the 2nd consecutive year the World Wetlands Day, hosted by our longstanding partner, the National History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) on Friday 07,2020 at the Mason River Protected Area (MRPA) a designated Ramsar Site since December 2011, in Clarendon.

World Wetlands Day, whose objective is to share and raise awareness about the importance of wetlands and biodiversity, is commemorated annually on the 2nd of February each year since 1971, coming out of an agreement with leaders involved in the environmental protection objectives worldwide, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. See more HERE.

This event included an opening ceremony, featured displays from various environmental protection agencies and affiliates, wetlands presentation, tours of the Mason River Protected Area, tree planting and many children centered educational activities, and allowed to highlight the unique and abundant life that includes 265 unique botanical specimens including melastomes, ferns, grasses and sedges, insectivorous plants, orchids, strawberry or mountain guava, coco plum and several others.

We thank the organizers, the schools (incl. Freetown Primary, Chandler’s Pen Primary and Junior High, Rosewell Primary, Moores Primary and Independence City Primary) and the staff that attended, the journey was interesting thanks to our roads, and it proved to be worth it!

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