River Monitoring / Stream bank Protection - Grand Roy, St. John's, GRENADA
River Monitoring / Stream bank Protection - Grand Roy, St. John's, GRENADA
The Grand Roy river is one of the larger rivers on the west coast of Grenada and serves many useful purposes such as:
? Provision of clean fresh water for households, community, parish for drinking and other domestic and commercial uses
? Irrigation for farms
? Drainage in times of rainfall
? Recreational purposes: cooks, bashment, fundraisers etc
? Water for animals, helps maintain a source of food for birds and other species and a habitat for many different flora and fauna
? A source of income for fishermen (crayfish).
? The actions of the major beneficiaries from the river are threatening the very quality and supply of this vital ingredient.
? The problems of the river are emptied into the sea and create a negative chain reaction on coastal ecosystems
? Overall, the water quantity and quality of the river has decreased over the years

The environmental issues to be addressed include:
? Farming practices eg. The clearing of trees and other activities in the catchment area, use of fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides are negatively impacting on the water quality
? The household uses of detergents, forms of garbage and waste disposal are having similar effects
? The use of chemicals in the harvesting of river species, eg, crayfish
? Engineering activities especially in the construction of roads, walls, houses etc. have resulted in increased levels of siltation in the rivers
? Naturally, we have witnessed new species of grasses dominate the river course that makes access to it the more difficult.
? Need to maintain watershed and replant fallen trees
? Public awareness/sensitization campaign in general and with specific targets eg. Farmers, school children, housewives, youth groups, the police and fisherfolks.
? Community mobilization/discussion/action planning.

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Project Snapshot

Grenada Community Development Agency
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 2,408.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 56.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 315.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Lower Depradine Street
Gouyave , St. John's ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Kadijah Paula Edwards
Ms Akarda Ventour


P.O. Box 3486
St. George's