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Volunteers clear up trash on Railway Trail

Keeping it clean: BILTIR volunteers collected trash on a section of the Railway Trail in Devonshire (Photograph supplied)

Volunteers carried out a clean-up operation on a section of the Railway Trail on Sunday.

As part of celebrations to mark Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers’ tenth anniversary, the organisation has adopted a section of the Railway Trail from Palmetto Park to Store Hill in Devonshire.

Representatives from several BILTIR companies, including Global Atlantic, Wilton Re, EY, Sagicor Re, Sun Life and BILTIR staff, along with their families, took part in the clean-up effort. Several bags of trash, two bicycles and a microwave were collected.

Sylvia Oliveira, the chairwoman of BILTIR, said: “The Railway Trail is a beautiful part of Bermuda’s environment and we are delighted to adopt this section of the trail and commit to keeping it clean.”

“This was a fun outing for BILTIR members and their families, while at the same time helping to keep the Railway Trail in good condition for others to use.

“Several trail users even thanked us throughout the afternoon. BILTIR members consider it an honour to be able to give something back to the island. BILTIR will schedule regular clean-up days going forward for our section of the trail.”

The Adopt-A-Spot programme has been organised by environmental charity Keep Bermuda Beautiful in partnership with the department of parks to encourage businesses to keep the Railway Trail in pristine condition.

BILTIR represents 63 long-term insurance, reinsurance and servicing companies which provide life and annuity products and employ more than 600 people on the island.

Last year, BILTIR members supported more than 50 charitable initiatives with donations of more than $4 million.

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Published October 28, 2021 at 7:47 am (Updated October 28, 2021 at 7:30 am)

Volunteers clear up trash on Railway Trail

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