84.1 F
Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, July 14, 2024


The Anit-Litter and Beautification Commission's Clean and Preen crew planted four large palm trees at the parking lot of Griffith Park Tuesday and plan to add more.
Executive Director Geraldine Smith said, "The students spent several weeks preparing the site – pulling roots, grass and preparing soil – before planting the palms." Housing Parks and Recreation will provide access to water for the plants which will be maintained by the students.
Clean and Preen participants have now beautified eight spots with plants over several summers including, inspection lane, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Joseph Gomez Elementary School, Virgin Islands Territorrial Emergency Management Agency, the Water Front by Chase Bank, the island leading to Uller Muller Elementary School and the flower bed in front of the East End Boat Park building.
Brush from around Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary School is being cleared by other Clean and Preen participants.
Smith said she and the students hope residents will recognize themselves as responsible for the environment and appearance of the island and urge them to dispose of litter properly.
The six week program will be ending Friday with a closing ceremony at its co-sponsors, Palm Courts Harbor View.
For more information on the Clean and Preen project or future Anti-Litter programs call 777-3074.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.