Fifty persons will have the opportunity to learn about environmental conservation and receive training in water quality monitoring, through the Coastal Environmental Awareness Project.
The Project is funded by the Australian Government through the Direct Aid Program, and the National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority. The value of the Project is approximately US$37,000 (EC$100,525), and has a duration of twelve months, December 2014 to December 2015.
The focal point of the Project is the effective management of marine protected areas and beaches across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, while providing educational training programs to students and adults in neighboring communities. The training in coastal monitoring targets twenty adults and thirty students, from tertiary level institutions, local communities groups, government and statutory organizations.
The Coastal Awareness Project will essentially train persons to identify threats and changes in coastal areas. It will create an awareness of the importance of coastal and marine resources, and encourage the use of pollution reduction measures to enhance coastal environmental health.