Earth Day 2013: Million Hour Tree Planting

Earth Day 2013 Million Hour Tree Planting, Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica

While every day is Earth Day at Rosalie Bay Resort on Dominica, we make extra environmental efforts on the official Earth Day. Last year, our staff, guests and the community celebrated on our local shores with a beach clean-up day.

For Earth Day 2013, guests are invited to join the staff of Rosalie Bay Resort and community volunteers in an island-wide tree planting project. Rosalie Bay Resort will plant trees in collaboration with the Million Hour Tree Planting Project on Dominica organized by the non-profit, Generation of Opportunities.

The goal of the Million Hour Tree Planting Project is to engage residents, young people in particular, to be more aware of the effects of climate change on the island. The project, which began in 2012, aims to reduce deforestation and the loss of exposed top soil, and aid in the beautification of Dominica.

For Earth Day, Rosalie Bay Resort will begin planting the 3,000 trees and shrubs it has agreed to donate to the project. The plants are from Rosalie Bay Resort’s nursery of native plants and also donated by our resort landscaper.

The trees and shrubs will be planted along the Rosalie to Bagatelle segment on Saturday, April 27. (The project is on Saturday, instead of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, to attract more volunteers.)

Guests and community members who are interested in assisting with this important environmental protection project may contact the Front Desk for more information.

Follow us on Facebook or Google+ for photos of this year’s Earth Day activities. Learn more about our eco-resort’s year-round efforts.

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