Adopt the St. John’s River
Adopt the St. John’s River
The St. John’s river (originally named the Charlotte’s river), has been the cause of flooding in the Tempe/ River road area for more than twenty years. During the rainy season, this river, which has tributaries merging at the prominent Decaul roundabout, collects river and drainage water from the surrounding areas and has flooded homes and businesses. The streets are often impassable to vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

Because of the continuous build-up of debris during the dry season, the river has been silted and congested and the flooding has continued. The objectives of this project are to test the water for various microbes which affect the water and raise awareness of the need to protect our rivers as our main source of water. The main outcome is to incorporate the study of rivers and its importance into the school’s curriculum.

The main strategies to be implemented are to use water testing kits to test the river water, plant trees along the river banks to help reinforce the banks, use flyers and billboards to raise awareness, along with public awareness meetings in various schools and community centers. Field trips to other rivers across the island will be conducted to compare findings from other rivers with that of the St. John’s River.

The goal of the project is to build resilience of the St Johns River to the negative impact of climate change by involving students in activities aimed at improving the health of the river and reduce negative human impact.

Objectives include:
1. To raise public awareness of the dangers of removal of stones from the rivers through the distribution of information via flyers, social media and public presentations.
2. To reinforce river banks using sturdy trees
3. To test the water in the St. John’s river by collecting samples
4. Conduct capacity building workshops and field trips
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Project Snapshot

Westmorland School PTA
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 22,697.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,559.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,722.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Marrast Hill, Tempe
St. George's ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Kadijah Paula Edwards
Ms Akarda Ventour


P.O. Box 3486
St. George's