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NCC Legacy - Barbados 50th Anniversary December 8, 2016 - 1:40pm
NCC To Host 50th Anniversary Showcase December 8, 2016 - 1:07pm

As part of its activities to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence, the National Conservation Commission (NCC) will showcase its work over the last 46 years from tomorrow, Friday, November 11, until Tuesday, November 29.

Schools Urged To Get Pride of Barbados December 8, 2016 - 1:27pm

Principals of primary and secondary schools across Barbados are being urged to contact the Public Relations Department of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) to obtain their Pride of Barbados plants.

The NCC is donating two Pride of Barbados plants to schools across the island as part of its activities to mark the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

Those schools which have not yet received their plants are therefore urged to contact the NCC at 425-1200.

Folkestone Park Interpretive Centre Reopens December 9, 2015 - 9:27am

The Folkestone Park Interpretive Centre has re-opened for business and features new exhibits for all who visit its Holetown, St. James, location.

The centre, which has been relocated to the main building at Folkestone Park after being closed for upgrades, includes expanded marine interpretive exhibits, some of which feature boat building; historic information on the Folkestone site and the fishing industry through the years; and video presentations.

Barbados 49 Years of Independence November 17, 2015 - 2:54pm
Arbor Day with the NCC September 22, 2015 - 6:23pm
Equipment To Fight Sargassum By October October 9, 2015 - 6:05pm
Equipment To Fight Sargassum

(A.Miller/BGIS)

Urgent Need to Protect Trees in Barbados October 9, 2015 - 6:06pm
Faith Schwartz-Devonish of the St. James Primary School
A Guide To Planting September 18, 2015 - 5:20pm
Most Common Sins of Barbadian Urban Forestry September 18, 2015 - 5:23pm
National Arbor Day (Barbados) September 18, 2015 - 6:57am

National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree-planting times in their area.

The National Concervation Commission, the Co-ordinating agency for National Arbor Day (celebrated on September 22nd annually in Barbados; a day for planting trees), is continuing its efforts to promote a more sustainable standard of living under the theme "TREES: The Circle of Life"

Barbados Primary & Secondary Schools Environmental Tour September 18, 2015 - 11:36am

Schools Invited to Register Early

Environmental Tour

Primary Schools – September 24, 2015

Agrofest August 8, 2015 - 5:33am

Barbados National Agricultural Exhibition

Arbor Day Around The World August 6, 2015 - 11:43am
  • Barbados celebrates Arbor Day on September 22
  •  Australia celebrates Arbor Day is in June
  •  Brazil celebrates Arbor Day on September 21
  • In Canada, Maple Leaf Day falls on the last Wednesday in September during National Forest Week.
Arbor Day Logo August 6, 2015 - 11:28am

The logo of the annual Barbados Arbor Day celebrations was designed by Heraldic Artist, Ms. Anne Rudder in 1997. Ms. Rudder incorporated historical research of the Silver Notarial Seal (Public Notarial Seal) of Barbados. This seal was believed to be in use prior to 1660 and displays several features including the words in Latin “Arbor Barbado” meaning Tree of Barbados, with specific reference to the engraved Bearded Fig Tree (Ficus citrifolia), from which the island got its name. The tree on the seal is depicted with visible root clusters hanging to the ground.

National Arbor Day (Barbados) August 6, 2015 - 10:57am

 The earliest records in Barbados however, report the first local celebration on the island on November 09, 1907 & November 09, 1908, the days set apart for the celebration of His Majesty’s birthday.

The History of Arbor Day August 6, 2015 - 10:54am

National Arbor Day is an annual event in Barbados, held on September 22nd, to encourage persons to plant trees. On January 04, 1872, Sterling Morton first proposed a tree planting holiday to be called Arbor Day at a meeting of the State Board of Agriculture.

The date was set for April 10, 1872. The Young State Gov. Robert W. Fumas officially proclaimed Arbor Day on March 12, 1874, while the day itself was observed on April 10, 1874. In 1885, Arbor Day was proclaimed a legal holiday in Nebraska.

Renewal of Vendors’ Licenses 2015 - 2016 June 24, 2015 - 5:45pm

Beach Vending License Renewal

Tool, Equipment & Utensil Products June 19, 2015 - 8:16am
Plant Care & Nurturing Products June 18, 2015 - 5:17pm