Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, BVI - The Ivan Dawson Primary School celebrated the planting of a Rain Garden, a shallow, man-made depression, strategically placed to prevent flooding, in their school grounds on Tuesday, 6 June 2017.
District Representative, the Hon. Mitch Turnbull, and Chief Education Officer, Ms. Connie George, were in attendance at the opening ceremony, hosted by Quito and Kim Rymer, who financially sponsored the project.
The school's Principal, Mr. Theo John thanked the project organiser, Shannon Gore, Managing Director of the non-profit organisation, the Association of Reef Keepers (ARK), who worked closely with the Horsley Witten Group, a full-service environmental science and engineering firm, to implement the garden.
The Ivan Dawson Rain Garden is a demonstration project in the Cane Garden Bay area, to show how residents and business owners can capture storm water runoff from impermeable areas and prevent flooding.
As well as being functional, the garden is a colourful attraction, using a mixture of Bromeliad, Frangipani and Lantana flora.
All week, Quito's Ltd, in partnership with ARK, are highlighting local businesses and organizations that are working hard to Conserve the Bay, Protect the Future!
All are invited to participate in this very important initiative, today's feature, (Thursday 8th June) celebrates World Oceans Day with ARK's Turtle, Coral Nurseries & Ocean Conservation Programme.
Quito's will be selling specialty drinks throughout the week with $1 of each sale going to ARK's conservation programme.