Main Ridge Forest Reserve anniversary celebrations

In recognition of the 243rd anniversary of the declaration of the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, the Department of Natural Resources and Forestry and Environment Tobago jointly undertook two activities.  The first took the form of a "Main Ridge Forest Fitness Challenge" in which the public was invited to take part in a run/walk/cycle challenge across the main road which runs through the Main Ridge Forest Reserve.  Participants either chose to undertake a 14 km full challenge or a 7 km half challenge, which ended at the Bloody Bay visitor facility.  All finishers were rewarded with medals and the fastest finisher in various age and gender categories received prizes.  The second event was a "Kids Jamboree" hosted for pre-school students from the surrounding area.  The youngsters enjoyed sing-alongs, stories and skits on environmental themes, as well as a petting zoo.  The keen interest and participation from the public in these events has encouraged the organizers to consider hosting these as an annual undertaking.  A brief report on the anniversary celebration is available at this link.