Hike to Nevis Peak Raises Consciousness of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

About thirty persons hiked to Nevis peak as an awareness-raising activity aimed at promoting the sustainable use of natural resources on Saturday.

National coordinator of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) in St. Kitts and Nevis, Ilis Watts said “the hike to Nevis peak was the fourth in a series of activities supported by the United Nations environment programme project, called Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management (IWECO) in Caribbean small island eloping states.

Owner of Nevis adventure tours, Reginald Thomas facilitated the trip and explained that he began undertaking these hikes since 2011. He said that he was pleased that the hiking trail has been well preserved.

The National Coordinator said that the small grants programme SKN is hoping to develop an “I was here” signature-based network for hikers and users of the peaks and trails throughout the Federation.

The hike was sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) and allowed avid nature lovers, students, researchers, teachers and members of environmentally conscious groups and organizations to scale the over 3200ft peak.

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