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St Helena : LANDSCAPE & ECOLOGY MITIGATION PROGRAMME PROGRESSING WELL (LEMP)
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 04.11.2014 (Current Article)

The Landscape & Ecology Mitigation Programme (LEMP), part of St Helena Governmentís Airport Project, is progressing well, with new staff recruitments, facilities and plants.

LANDSCAPE & ECOLOGY MITIGATION PROGRAMME PROGRESSING WELL (LEMP)


The Landscape & Ecology Mitigation Programme (LEMP), part of St Helena Governmentís Airport Project, is progressing well, with new staff recruitments, facilities and plants.

Amongst its many areas of work, the LEMP team is tasked with regenerating all temporarily disturbed ground caused by the construction of the Airport, in conjunction with Basil Read, and with providing compensatory habitat for all lands permanently lost.

There are now 8 people directly employed on Island by the LEMP carrying out ecological surveys, collecting seeds from the wild, growing plants, and carrying out habitat restoration activities throughout the Airport Development Area. The LEMP is also partnered by AECOM, a UK based consultancy which has been involved with the Airport Project for several years. AECOM is currently creating draft landscape designs which will be assessed by LEMP staff and public stakeholders and refined during an on-Island visit by staff later this month.

To be able to grow the tens of thousands of plants required, the LEMP has reinvigorated the old training centre below the Rock Club in Half Tree Hollow into the LEMP Tree Nursery where the majority of plants will be grown.

LEMP Project Manager, Ross Towers, explains:

ďThere has been weeks of hard work put in to remove several yearsí worth of weed growth, to repair derelict buildings, and to kit the facility out to be able to produce the plants we will need over the next few years. The team has worked very hard to get the place up to scratch.Ē

Species currently being grown for conservation rehabilitation efforts include native and endemic species such as samphire, ebony, scrubwood and fishbone grass. There are also plants for residential areas such as flamboyant for Rupertís Valley being grown. Residents from Rupertís, Deadwood and Bottom Woods are being asked whether there are any particular plants they would like to see in their district.

For more information on the LEMP or to pass on your ideas, contact Ross Towers, LEMP Project Manager, on 22721 at the Air Access Office, Second Floor Post Office, Jamestown, or by email: ross-towers@sainthelena.gov.sh.

SHG
4 November 2014

 

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Tristan : Tristan da Cunha: The Way Tristanians Tell It
Submitted by Tristan Times (Juanita Brock) 07.01.2004 (Current Article)

Daniel Schreier and Karen Lavarello-Schreier have written an informative book about Tristan da Cunha, its people, way of life and language.

TRISTAN da CUNHA: THE WAY TRISTANIANS TELL IT

By J. Brock (SARTMA)

 

The Cover of Daniel and Karen's book

Daniel Schreier and Karen Lavarello-Schreier have written an informative book about Tristan da Cunha, its people, way of life and language. Entitled "Tristan da Cunha: History, People, language," it has a forward by James Glass, the former Chief Islander and preface and acknowledgements by the authors. What makes this book unique is that it has an Islander as a co-author. Normally, outsiders, who have a keen interest and knowledge of the Island, author books about Tristan da Cunha.

This well-written book, published by Battlebridge Publications, details briefly a concise history of the Island from its discovery in 1506 by the Portuguese navigator, Tristao da Cunha, to its modern day events, including the 21 May 2001 hurricane that devastated the Island. Many black and white photos depict the Tristan of today, its people and life, as well as leisure activities. Newer photos show the damage the 2001 hurricane did to the Islandís infrastructure.

A Tristan Glossary completely details the Islandís unique interpretation of English and traces its words and phrases back to the original countries or origin. Afrikaans, Americanisms, dialectal English and uniquely Tristanian words are explained in the glossary.

Proceeds from the book are going to the Tristan Disaster Appeal. Details on how to obtain a copy of this book can be found on the website: http://www.battlebridge.com.

 

 

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