Ambassador Görgens visits the launch of the Coastal Defense Project in Grenville Bay, Grenada

Ms. Nealla Frederick, Project Manager TNC; Ambassador Lutz Görgens; Minister Emmalin Pierre, Parliamentary Representative for the St. Andrews South East; Mr. Tyrone Buckmire, Director of Grenada Fund for Conservation Enlarge image Ms. Nealla Frederick, Project Manager TNC; Ambassador Lutz Görgens; Minister Emmalin Pierre, Parliamentary Representative for the St. Andrews South East; Mr. Tyrone Buckmire, Director of Grenada Fund for Conservation (© TNC)

The German Embassy teamed up with Nature Conservancy for a pilot project for the coastal protection of Grenville Bay. The project will design and place eco-engineered reef structures in northern Grenville Bay that will reduce the risk storm flooding and erosion to the shoreline. Mr. Tyrone Buckmire; Ambassador Görgens; Minister Emmalin Pierre with kids from Grenville Enlarge image Mr. Tyrone Buckmire; Ambassador Görgens; Minister Emmalin Pierre with kids from Grenville (© TNC) These structures are designed to mimic reef function, attenuate wave energy, and to encourage coral recruitment.

On the ocasion Ambassador Görgens and dignataries prepared the first baskets for its use.

Furthermore new mangroves will be planted along the coastline. Preparatory work includes the set up of a mangrove nursery.

The German government sponsors this project with 150,000 Euro (approx. 470,000 XCD).

The Coastal Defense Project in Grenville Bay, Grenada - an update

The Coastal Defense Project in Grenville Bay, Grenada