Asa Wright Nature Centre

The Asa Wright Nature Centre (AWNC is a “Not-for-Profit” Trust established in 1967 to “protect part of the Arima Valley in a natural state and to create a conservation and study area for the protection of wildlife and for the enjoyment of all.” It was one of the first nature centres to be established in the Caribbean.

The Centre has recently partnered with the programme to do the following:

  • Conduct water quality testing on the rivers in the upper reaches of the Arima Watershed,
  • Conduct joint outreach exercises to schools to raise awareness to the importance of the environment and biodiversity,
  • Partner on rehabilitation activities within the Arima Watershed.

Since 2016, the Centre has worked with the Programme and accomplished the following:

  • Completed water quality testing training with the Programme
  • Two clean-up exercises in the Arima Watershed – World Rivers Day;
  • One tree-planting exercise in the Arima Watershed.

We will continue to work with the Centre to help to improve the state of the Arima River.