On Saturday 30th April, RBC Royal Bank partnered with the Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation for the maintenance and care of the gardens and grounds of the Caicos Heritage House. Following its past partnership on the Wise Water Project to help create water conservation gardens and awareness, RBC Royal Bank has pledged financial support for landscaping maintenance and has committed to its staff’s voluntary service for helping with upkeep of the agricultural, native plant, and medicinal plant gardens.During the ceremony, there was also a planting event of Caicos pine, the National Tree of Turks & Caicos Islands. Four Caicos pine trees grown by the Caicos Pine Recovery Project under the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources were planted at the Caicos Heritage House as part of the Project’s National Tree Restoration Strategy for outreach and education. B Naqqi Manco of the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources led the tree planting.
This collaborative effort demonstrates a commitment to the conservation of natural resources and historical preservation amongst the private, non-government, and government sectors. The event was hosted by Museum Representative Candianne Williams, who stated “We are happy to accept the continued and additional support of our established partner, RBC Royal Bank, and we hope to cultivate more partnerships like this very successful one.”
The Caicos Heritage House, a representation of a Nineteenth Century Caicos Islands homestead, is open to visitors 9AM-1PM weekdays and is located in the Village at Grace Bay.