PwC Sponsors Eve’s Pond Nature Reserve

December 11, 2023 | 1 Comment

PwC Bermuda has committed to a five year, $73,000 sponsorship of Eve’s Pond Nature Reserve in Hamilton Parish.

A spokesperson said, “The 3.4 acre nature reserve, just west of Shelly Bay on North Shore Road, belongs jointly to the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust as part of their Buy Back Bermuda partnership. It was opened to the public in April 2022.”

PwC staff volunteered at Eve’s Pond Nature Reserve on 6 December, planting trees, caring for previous plantings and removing invasive species:

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Keir Savage, Partner, PwC Bermuda, said, “This initiative reflects PwC’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment and our dedication to the preservation and sustainability of our natural surroundings. By adopting Eve’s Pond, we aim to contribute to the beautification, conservation, and enhancement of this vital community space.

“As part of our five-year sponsorship, our people will engage in regular clean-ups, maintenance events, and planting initiatives with Buy Back Bermuda.”

Karen Border, Executive Director of the Bermuda National Trust, said, “We are thrilled that PwC has decided to sponsor Eve’s Pond.

“Many people are not aware how much maintenance nature reserves require to remain safe and accessible to the public, and to ensure that our native and endemic species hold their own against aggressive invasive species. It takes a lot of work and money to keep the trails open, to keep the bird hide, signage and benches in good repair, and to maintain a biodiverse ecosystem that favours Bermuda flora.

“This five year funding commitment from PwC means we can follow through with our long-term Conservation Management Plan for the nature reserve and continue to improve it both for wildlife and for the community.”

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Janice Hetzel, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society, said, “Buy Back Bermuda was created in 2004 to purchase and conserve our precious open space for the enjoyment of everyone, forever. This collaborative effort not only enhances Bermuda’s biodiversity but also provides opportunities for our community to spend time in nature, an experience that is known to improve health and wellbeing.

“Sponsorship of our Buy Back Reserves will help us to fulfill this mission and we are deeply grateful to PwC for their commitment to this essential work with their adoption of Eve’s Pond.”

The spokesperson said, “An original tidal pond on the site, which was in-filled with dredgings from Flatts Inlet in the 1940s, was restored in 2020 and includes a small nesting island for waterfowl. The reserve also includes a wooded hillside with a walking trail and rocky coastline with tidal pools. There is a bird hide and interpretive signage describing the history of the site, the birds likely to be seen, and the native and endemic flora.

“The area around the restored pond has been planted over the past two years by volunteers including student groups, corporate groups and community groups. Volunteers will continue to play an important role in enhancing and maintaining the reserve, including the staff of PwC.”

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  1. Marine Life says:

    This is Fabulous. Wonderful that this area is being preserved and Maintained.
    Just wish the Government would get serious about the Railway Trail. It has become hideous in Southampton and Sandy’s. Far overgrown to where it is becoming impossible to Walk, let alone horses to use it. Hazardous. Many invasive trees and Cane grass overgrown from the sides and low hanging. Nothing to be proud of. It is our largest park! Let’s make it user Friendly.

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