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Last Earth-weekend

Its the last weekend of Earth Day so why not get out and get active. Saturday, April 28, 2012 Reef & Beach Clean Up @ Divetech, Cobalt Coast or Lighthouse Point Free AIR tanks & weights for divers who wish to clean the reef or lionfish hunt from shore FREE (gear rental is additional), All

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Earth Day

Don’t forget that Earth Day is still going strong, so check out what’s happening this weekend. Thanks to all those who participated in the Reef Watch last weekend. And to those of you who were at the Living Green Fair today, we hope you enjoyed yourself.

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Reef Watch Is Coming

Remember that Earth Day is coming up and there will be a lot of opportunities to get out and do something. Like the Reef Watch Survey, if you’re a snorkeler or diver. We’ll be updating websites, like the Earth Day Network or of course the DoE’s own Earth Day page, so remember to check in

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Art@Governor’s

Once again we were out at Art@Governor’s talking to anyone who wanted to chat about coral reefs and anything else environmental. Since it is an art expo and the section we’re in (NGOs & schools) attracts a lot of kids we always have something for them to do. This year it was colouring in fish masks

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Supermarkets Remove Plastic Bags…

Following the ground-breaking success of last year’s plastic bag reduction campaign, Cayman BECOME is now embarking on another round of campaigning to further reduce the use of plastic bags on the Islands. Last year’s drive saw Foster’s, Hurley’s and Kirk supermarkets replacing all non-degradable plastic shopping bags with biodegradable plastic versions while also introducing a

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Marine Parks Meetings

Click through to the zoomable image for better resolution. Or check out the news reports. http://www.caymannewsservice.com/science-and-nature/2011/09/05/doe-take-marine-park-findings-road http://compasscayman.com/caycompass/2011/09/02/Marine-parks-review-goes-public/ http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2011/09/12/Marine-conservation-consultation-starts/ http://www.ieyenews.com/2011/09/doe-appeal-for-public-input-on-marine-parks/ http://www.caymannewsservice.com/science-and-nature/2011/09/07/marine-parks-are-working Also GIS Spotlight for more information on the Darwin Initiative which is producing this consultation. http://www.gis.ky/services/electronic-media/gis-spotlight/videos/2011/09/5/darwin-initiative-report

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25 Years of Marine Parks – Director’s Remarks

25 Years of Marine Parks – 23 May 2011 Comments from Director – DoE Hon Mark Scotland, Minister for Environment; Ms Jennifer Ahearn – Chief Officer in the Ministry of Environment, Lady Johnson, other distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. For those of you who may not know me, my name is Gina

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Minister’s Remarks, Marine Parks Open house

Opening Remarks for Minister for Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture The Hon. Mark Scotland Department of Environment’s Marine Parks Open House   23 May 2011  A quarter-century ago the Cayman Islands Government initiated one of the most important environmental accomplishments in our history – the establishment of the Cayman Islands’ marine parks system.  Of

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