National Trust Charity Event
On Saturday, September 27, 2008, the National Trust held its bi-monthly Car Boot (trunk) Sale in the Dart Park, South Church Street.
"This was the second boot sale we have held this year and the turn-out was great. It is a good way to get the community together and help the National Trust", said Janice Brown, Office Manager for the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.
The event raised $620 which will go towards the Uncle Sammy's Pond project in West Bay. Uncle Sammy's Pond is an environmental site in West Bay, acquired by the National Trust in December 2007. The National Trust is currently raising funds for the site to make it a wildlife reserve, open to the public. The site has particular significance to migrating water birds such as Blue-winged Teal, the Lesser Scaup and a wide variety of herons who stop at the site for food and water on their way to and from South America. A total of $90,000 has been estimated to see the project to completion which includes such features as a boardwalk, fencing, a bird-watching blind, parking and other public facilities.
The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is a non-profit, statutory body with a mission:
"To preserve natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands for present and future generations."
The Trust House & Gift Shop is located in the front building at South Sound Dart Park, 558 South Church Street. Please visit!
You can also view our website at www.nationaltrust.org.ky for information on National Trust programmes, Trust updates and much more.
The organisation was created in 1987 under the National Trust for the Cayman Islands law and to present day has been able to protect 9 environmental reserves, including areas of the Mastic Reserve, the Salina Reserve, Uncle Sammy's Pond, the Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, the Brac Parrot Reserve and the Booby Pond Reserve in Little Cayman. There are 11 historic sites open to the public including Mission House, Nurse Leila's Home, Savannah School House, Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, Eldemire House and Fort George. In addition, to protect the endangered Cayman Blue Iguana, the National Trust has initiated a species recovery programme called the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme which is successfully increasing the number of Blue Iguanas living and breeding in the wild. For more information on the Trust and fundraising opportunities please contact the National Trust on 949 0121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .