Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) is collaborating with the Association of Bermuda International Companies(ABIC), the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Parksin a project aimed at maintaining the railway trail for all to enjoy. The railway
trail is Bermuda’s largest national park and is home to a wide variety of endemic species and wildlife.


The project, which is part of KBB’s Adopt-A-Spot programme, was launched in Spring, 2021, and involves partnerships with ABIC member companies. It isintended to enhance the natural beauty
of the trail and preserve the environment through regular clean-ups.
Each company has adopted a one-mile section of the trail spanning from St. George’s to Sandy’s, which they volunteer to clean twice per month. Some project partners have also expressed an interest in landscaping and beautification initiatives along their section of the trail, including the
possible installation of strategically placed trash/recycling bins and benches.


KBB’s Board President, Stefan Smith, said “I would like to thank the Parks Department, ABIC and the corporate partners for their individual and collective contributions to the Railway Trail Project. KBB is pleased to be the facilitator of programmes which have measurable impacts such as keeping the trail maintained and accessible for all. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and
support, especially the donors and volunteers who are making this project such a success.”


Wayne Smith, ABIC’s Executive Director, added “Richard Winchell and Greta Peters of ABIC we’re instrumental in bringing this project to fruition. Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is currently at the forefront of most corporate platforms and ABIC is happy to support the Railway Trail Project. It is a perfect way for ABIC members to give back to one of Bermuda’s leading
environmental charities, KBB, and be involved with a great project that’s creating real results.”


Cheyne Capital is a founding member of the project and Cynthia Cox, Cheyne’s General Manager, has been instrumental in bringing ABIC and the corporate partners together. Cynthia said “The
more I walked the trail, it became clear that it needed an Adopt-A-Highway type programme more than large-scale clean-ups. Fortunately, ABIC, KBB and the Parks Department were keen to
collaborate, and ABIC member companies partnering with KBB’s Adopt-A-Spot programme are a perfect fit. What we all love is that a small amount of organised time and effort is producing big results, thus making the historical trail more beautiful and viable for everyone. This project is a great example of how public, private and non-profit collaboration can succeed and I would like thank Cheyne Capital for continuing to support important causes like this one with time, energy and funding.”


Contact KBB to learn how your company can get involved and make a difference. Like and follow KBB on social media or go to www.kbb.bm for additional details. You can also reach KBB by telephone on 799-5142 or email director@kbb.bm.


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