Construction Updates

Valley Shelter

On 4 October 2021, the teams from Adopt-A-Stop Barbados and Crane & Equipment erected the first shelter the Valley Trailhead in St. George.

A small parking lot, benches and signage are also planned.

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Valley East Paving

After some delays because of heavy rain, the team at CO Williams Construction completed the paving of the next 300m on 8 September 2020.

This section is part of the Demo Stretch and is called "Valley East".

It is flat and straight and has room for about 100 fruit trees.

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Palm Relocation

When construction work for the Barbados Water Authority at Spring Garden Highway threatened the cutting down of some palms, the Trailway Team sprang into action and quickly moved over 30 Royal Palms, Fiji Palms and Cotton Palms.

These palms now mark crossings and other highlights along the Trailway in the Salters/Valley area.

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DEIA Tree Planting

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a programme that equips young people for life and work. Having started in Great Britain in 1957, it was established in Barbados in 1963. Its Mission is to inspire young Barbadians to challenge themselves to gain life skills through fun, exciting, quality activities.

This year participants in the Gold Level Programme had the opportunity to help plant a number of fruit trees along the Trailway.

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Clearing

In August the Trailway Team continued clearing sections of the Trailway west of the Demo Stretch.

This included the disposal of some of the remaining supports for a gas pipeline that the Barbados National Petroleum Corporation did not remove when they buried the pipeline some 10 years ago.

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Preparation for Paving

Grading, leveling and laying of a marl foundation for the next 300m of paving were completed in July 2021.

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WIRRED/FLOW Tree Planting

Through the One Tree for Every Bajan program funded by the Cable and Wireless Foundation/Flow, WIRRED worked with the Future Centre Trust and The Caribbean Permaculture Research Institute of Barbados (CPRI) to plant trees along the trail.

Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers including members of the St. Gabriel's Sea Scouts, the Barbados Boy Scouts Association and UWI students from the Caribbean Tree Planting Week project; and our wonderful team who ensured the event ran smoothly.

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