SRDF upholds commitment to visitor safety at Gros Piton Nature Trail
On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) carried out a trail maintenance assessment exercise at the Gros Piton Nature Trail to ascertain the viability of the footpath’s integrity at the world renowned tourist attraction.
An evaluation team comprising officers from the Department of Forestry and personnel from the SRDF Projects unit, painstakingly inspected the entire 2 mile trek of rugged terrain detailing the prerequisite reparative measures needed to improve visitor experience and bolster safety standards.
The Forestry officials indicated that certain parts of the trail needed to have fresh planking re-laid in addition to the reinforcement of railings for stability; however, the interventions were not deemed as dire and would not require the full closure of the site and could be done during normal operating hours.
According to Jimmy Haynes, Executive Director, “The trail is in a very good condition, there are a few areas which need addressing, including the creation of a drainage system to accommodate water flow to avoid erosion.”