Dig­i­cel and Pi­ton Man­age­ment Agency Col­lab­o­rate to Pre­serve Gros Pi­ton

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In keep­ing with Dig­i­cel’s en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able con­scious­ness, Dig­i­cel has col­lab­o­rated with the Pi­ton Man­age­ment Area Of­fice in em­bark­ing on an erad­i­ca­tion project of alien plant species at the Gros Pi­ton Na­ture Trail. The Pi­ton Man­age­ment Area (PMA) which ac­quired UNESCO World Her­itage sta­tus in 2004 is now be­ing threat­ened by new and de­struc­tive plant species on Gros Pi­ton.

Team Dig­i­cel formed part of the troop of vol­un­teers who un­der­took the two day up­root­ing drive of in­va­sive plants from des­ig­nated ar­eas un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Depart­ment of Forestry on the Gros Pi­ton trail. The ac­tiv­ity, though fun, was very in­for­ma­tive and em­pow­er­ing for par­tic­i­pants. Dig­i­cel fur­ther en­sured that vol­un­teers were well equipped with Dig­i­cel Go Green back­packs to make car­ry­ing of sup­plies eas­ier and lighter.

The Min­istry of Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, En­ergy, Science and Tech­nol­ogy is pi­o­neer­ing this work based on a de­ci­sion by the World Her­itage Com­mit­tee on the State of Con­ser­va­tion of PMA to ad­dress the chal­lenges of for­eign plant species which can cause ma­jor harm to the area.

Dig­i­cel’s Mar­ket­ing Ex­ec­u­tive Louise Vic­tor, com­mented say­ing, ‘Dig­i­cel be­lieves in tak­ing ac­tion to pre­serve our nat­u­ral world but more so plac­ing par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on pre­serv­ing the ca­pa­bil­ity of our en­vi­ron­ment so as to con­tinue to sus­tain us. Such an ini­tia­tive brings a dif­fer­ent type of aware­ness about the proac­tive ap­proach we should take to en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues rather than be re­ac­tive af­ter which most of the dam­age has al­ready been done.’

Dig­i­cel en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to play their part in ac­tiv­i­ties which aim to pre­serve our en­vi­ron­ment and St Lu­cia’s Her­itage.

Team Dig­i­cel with Go Greeb back­packs at

Gros Pi­ton Na­ture Trail.

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