DoA Pond Restoration continues – Carlisles
Yes, the Division of Agriculture (DoA) continues its Pond Restoration Project the next in line is the Carlisles Pond located on the Airport Road. This ecosystem was another that was overrun with Cattail Grass. Once a habitat for beautiful “Pink Water Lilies”, scientifically known as “Nymphaeaceae Mayla” which lives in temperate or tropical climate conditions globally. They are flowering plants and live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs. This pond was once a beautiful sight to behold especially when it was seen from the air as a plane descended onto the runway strip of V.C. Bird International Airport.
Works on the pond and surrounding areas commenced on Wednesday 29th June, by the combined team from National Solid Waste Management (NSWMA) and DoA. On site, were three twenty tons trucks and long boom excavator, under the supervision of Mr. Alvin Christian (DoA Heavy equipment, Soil & Water consultant). According to Mr. Christian, the Carlisles Pond was due for a clean-up and he anticipated that the entire exercise would take at least two day or less to be achieved. The materials excavated were transported offsite to a neighboring location for use in another project.