Cayman Mangrove Festival

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The following is a press release from the Mangrove Rangers:

The Mangrove Rangers invite young artists to participate in an art show and festival in honour of World Mangrove Week on 24 July at Parcel 110 in George Town.

Primary, secondary and university students are encouraged to submit artwork of any genre on the environmental, cultural and/or economic value of Cayman’s mangrove habitat. Possible submission formats include visual arts such as painting or sculpture, fashion, photography, music or performance.

Participants should confirm interest in submitting their art by contacting the Mangrove Rangers by 18 June.

Accepted submissions will be displayed during the ‘Cayman Mangrove Festival’ on 24 July to kick off World Mangrove Week. Exhibiting student artists will be eligible to win prizes, including a free guided tour of Grand Cayman’s Central Mangrove Wetland.

Students and other community members are also invited to compete in a mangrove-themed costume contest. The best mangrove-themed costumes will be announced and crowned during the event.

The Cayman Mangrove Festival seeks to bring attention to the urgency of protecting Cayman’s remaining wetlands. More than 50% of Grand Cayman was once wetland, but this vital habitat is increasingly under threat from environmental degradation and overdevelopment. While the full extent of Cayman’s mangrove destruction is unknown, the western side of Grand Cayman had already lost nearly 3/4ths of its wetlands by 2018.

Entrance to the Cayman Mangrove Festival on 24 July is free and open to all. Family-friendly activities will be scheduled throughout the day.

To express interest in participating in the Cayman Mangrove Festival, email info@mangroverangers.ky, contact 925-8339 via WhatsApp or fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/7Ub3aiUTwi6qX2ak7

To learn more about Cayman’s mangroves and the Mangrove Rangers, visit
www.mangroverangers.ky.

For help locating Parcel 110, 40 Cardinall Avenue in George Town, watch this short video: https://fb.watch/5WDKQ36uB8/.

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