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Carriacou Environmental Committee (CEC)
Background of the Project
Present basic standards for beach safety and ease of use demand the presence of safety and first aid personnel, waste disposal and bathroom facilities, parking etc.
These beaches named, whilst being the most heavily used beaches on the island as regards recreational and commercial use possess none of the named amenities and as such cannot command the continuous level of use that even approaches their carrying capacity. Further, in the intermittent periods of heavy beach usage as occurs at Carnival (February) and the annual Workboat Regatta (August) the ever present health and safety dangers presented by the lack of the basic amenities whilst being cause for immediate concern also threatens the long term viability of the beaches, the associated communities and related ecosystems.
In recognizing the urgent need to address this situation discussions held between the Carriacou Environmental Committee (CEC) and Consulting & Research Engineering sought to devise a framework for the improvement and development of the beaches with the medium to the long term goal being the attainment & maintenance of blue flag status.
The establishment of;
1 Beach waste disposal facilities -(both beaches)
The improvement of;
1 Beach defense structures -(Hillsborough Bay)
Capacity building in the form of facilities management practices would be needed to ensure proper management of any implemented programs.
After basic studies were conducted estimated costs for the design & implementatation of the project were found to be as follows;
Consultation & Design $63,000.00
Capacity Building (CEC) $20,000.00
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