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Employees help restore Trunk Island

Royal Gazette


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Staff from Artex help restore Trunk Island (Photograph supplied)


Artex employees and their family members helped remove invasive Brazilian pepper trees from Trunk Island.

The island in Harrington Sound, owned by the Bermuda Zoological Society, is used for overnight camps, educational workshops and nature encounters.

Last week, a team of 17 people from Artex culled and removed the invasive trees to help restore of the island to its native habitat.

Colin Brown, president of the BZS, said: “Thank you to the team from Artex for all their hard work during their corporate day of giving out on Trunk Island.

“It is with this kind of support that we can continue to work towards our goal of returning the island to its native and endemic state, in order to preserve it for future generations.”

Robert Eastham, managing director of Artex in Bermuda, said: “Artex has been part of the Bermuda community for 20 years and we’re proud to support its continual development.

“The conservation of our island and the ability to teach both children and adults to understand and respect what makes us unique is a privilege. We’re so happy that we have the chance to give back to our local community.”

For more information about Trunk Island, visit www.bamz.org/community/trunk-island