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Hellshire Enviro Fair Press

Desmond Malcolm, General Manager, Urban Development Corporation (UDC) presents winning trophy to Waterford High School in the Secondary Category of the UDC’s Schools’ Enviro Competition in June 2014 at Hope Zoo, St. Andrew. The occasion was the inaugural Crocodile Conservation and Enviro Fair, hosted by the Jamaica Crocodile Working Group (which included members such as UDC, NEPA, CCAM, TPDCo, Hope Zoo). Waterford’s High project focused on Solar Technology. More than one thousand patrons including students from infant, primary and secondary schools from Kingston and St. Andrew and St Catherine turned out to support the fair which is aimed at encouraging eco-friendly practices, environmental awareness and more specifically, educating persons about the importance of crocodiles to the Jamaican economy, environment and people. Crocodiles help to clean and maintain healthy marine ecosystems thus ensuring the continuation of a healthy and abundant fish population. The combined event enjoyed sponsorship from entities such as the Urban Development Corporation, National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa, Jamaica Public Service, Caribbean Coastal Area Management and Port Royal Marine Labs, , Port Authority of Jamaica, Barita Investments, Hot Off the Press, Fly Jamaica, Print Now, Riu Ocho Rios, Palace Amusement, Subaru Owners Club of Jamaica, J. Charles Swaby Black River Safari, Victoria Mutual and Palace Amusement.