Despite not getting official authorisation from the forestry division, Jose Marcano of the St Helena/Matelot Farmers on the Move organisation, today, said he has a documents claiming Shark River is private property.
On March 14, senior officials from the Forestry Division stopped his group from maintaining the nature park.
In a telephone interview, Marcano told Newsday the group was given a copy of the cadastral sheet of Shark River from the owner.
Marcano said the group will now continue to maintain the nature park.
“Visitors have the area in a horrible mess. I am appealing to those who visit the area, please work with us to keep Shark River clean. "Shark River is a beautiful place. If we do not work together we will lose one of this country’s most beautiful nature park.”