The Turks and Caicos National Museum ( TCNM), in cooperation with the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) have been awarded a $55,000 Leadership Grant through the Royal Bank of Canada Blue Water Project.
Type of Grant: Leadership Grant
Project: Restoring Water Capture and Use in Turks & Caicos with Model Gardens and Raising Awareness of Wise Water Use
The Turks and Caicos National Museum in partnership with the UKOTCF, Department of Maritime Affairs (DEMA) and the Agricultural Department will be using these funds to show visitors to the Caicos Heritage House in Providenciales the importance of rain collection both today and before “city water”. This site currently in development, will demonstrate rainwater harvesting, garden irrigation and use of native planting.
The TCNM Grand Turk will be using part of this grant for signage to demonstrate how the Guinep House, Science Building and Botanical and Cultural Garden use only harvested rain water and recycled air conditioning run off for its gardens, toilets and cleaning.
Project will be showcased at the Royal Bank of Canada’s Blue Water Day in June 2014