EPA celebrates WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2017 IN LIBERIA

The Administration of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia, has awarded a full waiver scholarship to student Rachel Farr of the Asimuangbo Christian School System on the Peace Island in Montserrado County.

EPA Deputy Executive Director Urias Goll on behalf of the Agency, also conferred the title “Ambassador of Wetlands for EPA” on student Rachel Farr during the WWD celebration for brilliantly, eloquently and legibly reading the proclamation, declaring February 2, 2017 a working holiday in Liberia as mandated by H.E President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The theme for this year’s celebration is” WETLANDS FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION.

Mr. Goll noted that the EPA will underwrite the cost of Rachel Farr’s school fees from Grade 3 up to graduation from high school. She is nine years old. He informed the parents of Rachel to contact his office for proper coordination towards the payment of the school fees.

The proclamation calls on all people residing in the territorial confines of the Republic of Liberia, to join the Environment Protection Agency in an effort towards the sustainable management of wetlands and water bodies and execute appropriate programs to make the day meaningful.

The Peace Island Community in which this year’s WWD was celebrated, is surrounded by wetlands that contain a significant portion of mangrove forest in Montserrado County. Conservation International (CI), provided shovels, wheelbarrows, gloves and other working tools that helped in a clean-up campaign launched by the EPA during the celebration. CI also provided printed T-shirts to EPA in their collaboration effort for distribution to participants at the formal celebration program.

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