Tickets For Coastal Walk Gone

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Members of the public are asked to note that there are no more tickets available for the coastal walk scheduled for Saturday, April 21. The event will see walkers journeying along the coastline starting at Cove Bay at 3:00 p.m. to River Bay, St. Lucy. Tickets are required for persons travelling by bus transportation which will be provided from Browne’s …

Carlisle Bay To Be A Marine Protected Area

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Known for its natural and artificial reefs and popularity for diving, swimming and snorkelling, Carlisle Bay is poised to be designated as a marine-protected area. And, it is Government’s intention to connect the strip between the Bay Street, St. Michael marine park and the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve in Holetown, St. James, as one marine-protected area. Director of the …

Coastal Hike Set For April 21

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The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) is gearing up for another one of its popular coastal walks. On Saturday, April 21, walkers will journey along the coastline from Cove Bay at 3:00 p.m. to River Bay, St. Lucy. Bus transportation will be provided from Browne’s Beach, Carlisle Bay (by the old CZMU car park) on Bay Street, St. Michael, where …

Coastal Walk Postponed

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Members of the public are asked to note that the coastal walk, scheduled for Sunday, March 11, has been postponed due to prevailing beach conditions. The coastal walk formed part of the activities planned by the Department of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the Technical Standing Committee on Coastal Hazards, to mark Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month. Any inconvenience this …

CZMU Director: Barbados Managing Its Coral Reefs

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In the face of rising sea temperatures resulting from climate change, Barbados is continuing its efforts to monitor and manage the condition of its coral reefs. This assurance has come from Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr. Leo Brewster, as he addressed the launch of Barbados’ participation in the third International Year of the Reef 2018 at …

Work To Be Conducted On Boardwalk

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Members of the public are advised that the Coastal Zone Management Unit will be conducting minor regrading of the beach at the Richard Haynes Boardwalk on Friday, November 17, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This work will be carried out in the area south of Kentucky Fried Chicken at Hastings, and the area south of the National Conservation Commission …

LIDAR Findings To Guide Planning

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High-resolution aerial photography of Barbados is now being used to inform decisions about developments in and around the island’s coastline. The footage is being made available thanks to the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) study, which forms one of six components conducted under the Baseline Studies activity of the Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Programme (CRMP) being executed by the …

CZMU: Coral Reef Transplant A Success

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Barbados’ investment of close to US$1 million to reinvigorate the island’s coral reefs through transplantation is reaping success. Coastal Information Systems Manager at the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Ramon Roach, confirmed that an examination of the coral fragments transplanted under the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Pilot Project showed that they were “doing okay”. He explained that the pilot project, which fell …

Second Environment Lecture Tomorrow

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The second in the series of post-lunch Environment Month lectures will be held tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, in the Environmental Protection Department’s conference room, Dalkeith, St. Michael, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Themed: Living sustainably… How people connect with nature, the lecture will be conducted by officials from the Natural Heritage Department. The lecture forms part of a series being conducted …