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Water Sampling at Brasso Seco

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by admin

Team Adopt A River once again made the scenic trek to the pristine Brasso Seco community to engage in a Water Sampling Exercise. Members met with the President of the Brasso Seco/Paria Village Council, Mr. Winston Maraj and they also met with the President of the Brasso Seco/Morne La Croix Police Youth Club, Mr. Jeremy Salina.

The sampling exercise took place at three sites. The first site located near the “smoke chicken factory” and the second site opposite the christophine fields are both within the Brasso Seco area. The third site, located upper Marianne (home of the Ganga Dussehra Festival), falls within the Morne La Croix Area.

This exercise is another important stage in the building of an Adopt A River project in Brasso Seco.

Adopt A River Attends Brasso Seco Food Festival

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by admin


The Adopt a River (AAR) Programme Implementation Unit continues to spread the message of watershed protection and preservation to the public, as members of the team journeyed to the rural village of Brasso Seco, on Sunday 05th December 2017, to participate in the annual “Brasso Seco Food Festival”. (more…)

AARPIU Meetings!

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by admin

This photo was taken after a meeting with Mr. Kelvin Nahkid- President of Acono Community Group and OutReach Assistants- Lateisha G. Pierre and Kelisha Ray to discuss the following: the proposal and plans on moving forward for 2018!

Friday January 12th 2018

Acono World Rivers Day Cleanup

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by admin

The Acono Community Group participated in one of the clean up exercises in commemoration of World Rivers Day on Sunday September 24th 2017. Pictures show members of the AARPIU alongside the Acono community cleaning litter in the Maracas / St Joseph Area.

Recycling in El Dorado East Secondary

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by admin

The Adopt A River Programme Implementation Unit distributed two recycling bins to the El Dorado East Secondary School’s “El Do Blue Gone Green Environmental Club”. The club comprises the upper and lower form six students and is headed by Ms. Cindy Garanath. The club will now embark on a plastics recycling programme to collect, count and sort primarily plastic bottles from the school population.

St Joseph Public Consultation

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by Allister Brizan

Team “Adopt A River” was at it again commencing the first of a series of public consultations aimed at improving the health of watersheds throughout Trinidad and Tobago. (more…)

World Environment Day River Cleanup at Morang Pool

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 by Allister Brizan

Community Consultation in Maracas/St. Joseph

Posted on: May 28th, 2017 by admin


The Adopt A River Implementation Unit in fulfilling a major component of it’s mandate hosted their first community stakeholder consultation on Sunday May 28th 2017

Cleanup / Trash Count April 22nd

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by Allister Brizan

On Saturday April 22nd, members of the Adopt A River Implementation Unit joined the Caura Eco Protectors in an exercise to cleanup, bag and count bottles and tins in the Caura area. This was all part of a recycling exercise aimed at removing these items from the watershed and re-introduce them in another form. The collection and documentation of these items provide vital data, which will inform any Integrated Water Resource Management policy.

EMA’s Recycling Exhibition

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by Allister Brizan

Our Outreach Team, marshalled by Project officer Dr. Sharda Mahabir, joined the EMA’s Recycling Exhibition at the UTT O’Meara Campus on Wednesday April 26th.  Visitors to the Adopt A River booth had the opportunity to engage our team members in some Water Quality Testing exercises as well as gain an appreciation of the work done by the Implementation Unit. Keep visiting our page for information on upcoming outreach exercises. The event hosted by ICare TT, was a useful platform to showcase various opportunities which can emerge from the recycling process.