A concerned citizen is calling on the relevant authorities to assist in removing an enormous amount of garbage he discovered in Marisule, not far from the Courts branch store.
The man, who asked not to be named, said he made the discovery while taking a walk close to the Marisule River and was shocked to see that there was so much garbage there.
“The river was filled with garbage and the stench was almost unbearable at times,” he said.
The man said it appears there was some activity in the area, possibly a heavy duty vehicle like a tractor was used there. The area is filled with plastic bottles and Styrofoam boxes.
He told St. Lucia News Online (SNO): “Fellow St.Lucians especially those who live in the areas that contribute to the flow into this river, as far back as Monier etc. must take special effort, to see that they are not responsible for contributing to this effect of indiscriminate garbage disposal.”
This river is also the habitat for many fish, and is close to a residential area that is prone to flooding.