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John Gray Recyclers' Grand Cayman Seacology Park Project

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John Gray Recyclers Act to Preserve Grand Cayman endangered Turtles and Blue Iguanas - 2004
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John Gray Recyclers' Grand Cayman Seacology Park Project - Before the wrath of Ivan
John Gray Recyclers' Grand Cayman Seacology Park Project - After the wrath of Ivan
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John Gray Recyclers help fund Stephen Jared Youth Centre
John Gray Recyclers find that Pollution is destroying our World's Coral Reefs!
Marine Circulation of Garbage is destroying our World's Environment
Cayman Islands' Seacology Representative Jeremy Forbes talks on the 'Life and Strife of Coral Reefs'
Enjoy/Don't Destroy (Young Children's page)
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Unite with the John Gray Recyclers and Protect our World's Coral Reefs from Destructon!
Turtle tracking of Cayman Islands' turtles
The Cayman Turtle Farm
John Gray Recyclers' Pledge to Protect our Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas - 2004
John Gray Recyclers in the News - 2006
John Gray Recyclers in the News - 2004/2005
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Pirates Week Float Parade - 2003 - John Gray Recyclers act to Preserve Cayman Islands' Heritage
John Gray Recyclers - 2003 Cayman Islands Heritage Float - Page 2
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 John Gray Recyclers' Logo by Freddy Diaz
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Link to Cayman Net News article on Bank of Butterfield sponsorship - 2006

Monique Bush, Bank of Butterfield presents Kamala
Donation toward the Agape Park Project
our President with a cheque for $1,000 towards the Agape Park Project
Click the Seacology picture to find out more about
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our Seacology Grand Cayman Urban Park Project and more about Seacology's wonderful work.
SEACOLOGY - JOHN GRAY RECYCLERS - GRAND CAYMAN, George Town - Project start date: July 2003 - Construction of a Youth Centre in exchange for the creation of a 7-acre park
Opening of Jared Stephen Ebanks' Youth Centre
 Opening of Youth Centre September 2003
September 2003 - Click picture for more information from Seacology

Click internal link to find out more about the Stephen Jared Youth Centre

Pastor Al Ebanks - Person of the Year
Pastor Al Ebanks - Person of the Year - Cayman Net News

GRAND CAYMAN, George Town - July 2003
Construction of a youth centre in exchange for the creation of a 7-acre park

Due to a high rate of development, George Town, the capital city of the Cayman Islands, lacks sufficient urban parkland. At the same time, there is also a lack of facilities for the city's growing teenage population. Seacology is supporting the construction of the youth centre in exchange for the establishment of a seven-acre park in Georgetown.This Urban Park is being created by the John Gray Recyclers, Pastor Al Ebanks, and the Agape Family Worship Centre in Stephen's memory.The Park is set in a derelict marl pit that has not been filled.  We have found that a beautiful natural eco-system has formed.  There is marshland with stilts, whistling ducks, herons, egrets, moorhens and other water birds.  There is woodland with Annies, and other bird life.  There is an area of flowers where butterflies visit, as well as a beautiful limestone wall around the edge of the quarry.  Some of it has beautiful trees and root systems developed from it whilst other areas show the sheer beauty of the limestone.Unfortunately after the wrath of Hurricane Ivan on 11 and 12 September 2004 many of the trees have been destroyed and the limestone wall is not as it was. The John Gray Recyclers, with the help of the Cayman Islands' National Trust, are now busy clearing the dead trees and naming the trees in the Park.

EARTH DAY - 22 April 2005
Pastor Al Ebanks and Ms Carla Reid from the Cayman Islands' National Trust looking at the rare tree 'Trichilia Havanensis' found in the Seacology Agape Park.  Please click the picture and follow the link to find out more information.
Trichilia Havanensis, one of the rare trees found
Trichilia Havanensis - Pastor Al & Ms Carla Reid
in the Seacology Agape Park by Ms Carla Reid from the Cayman Islands' National Trust
The description of 'Trichilia Havanensis' is from "Wild Trees in the Cayman Islands" by Fred Burton

PLANTING OF ENDEMIC TREES IN AGAPE URBAN PARK EARTH DAY 2005

National Trust Tree Planting Earth Day 2005
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Endemic Broadleaf Cordia Sebestena Caymanensis - Click picture for more information
Earth Day 2005 - National Trust Tree Planting
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Ironwood Chionanthus Caymanensis - an endemic species - Click picture for more information
CUC preparing the ground for the
CUC preparing for the Tree Planting
Earth Day Planting
Broadleaf Planting with the Cayman Islands'
 Broadleaf Planting
Department of Agriculture and the National Trust

Snake Wood - Colubrina arborescens - very rare tree in the Cayman Islands - found at the Agape Urban Park during the tree planting.

Patrianna showing the Recyclers the Snake Wood
Snake Wood - Colubrina Arborescens
tree (Colubrina Arborescens - very rare in Grand Cayman
Close Up of Snake Wood - Colubrina arborescens
 Close up of Snake Wood - Colubrina arborescens
Click picture for more information about this very rare tree.
Snake Wood - Colubrina arborescens - "This is a very rare tree in the Cayman Islands, with only a few scattered individuals on Grand Cayman. It can be found in the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, and in the fast disappearing natural woodlands of southern George Town.
The hanging leaves are soft textured, with rich reddish brown "fur" on the young stems and on the midvein of the underside of the leaves. The tree grows straight, and produces slightly rising branches that tend to grow all at a similar angle to the trunk. The bark is grey, with spreading vertical cracks. In older specimens it sheds thin woody flakes. The flowers are yellowish green and not particularly conspicuous, developing into dry seed pods which disintegrate slowly to release hard, glossy black seeds.
Scattered through the West Indies, Snake Wood also grows wild fromMexico to Honduras, in Florida, and in the Bahamas."
from "Wild Trees in the Cayman Islands" by Fred Burton
In researching about the Snake Wood the John Gray Recyclers found that this tree is an endangered species in Florida, USA.
 
John Gray Recyclers continued to water the trees
John Gray Recyclers watering the trees
after planting during the dry season (end of May)

Link to John Gray Recyclers' Grand Cayman Seacology Park Project - Before the wrath of Ivan

Link to John Gray Recyclers' Grand Cayman Seacology Park Project - After the wrath of Ivan

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(Added 3 July 2005)