Volunteers Pick Up Over 3,200 Pounds of Trash at Mullet Bay; Nature Foundation Requests that Beach Visitors Prevent Littering

Volunteers collected nearly 1900 pounds of trash during a clean-up at Mullet Bay Beach in April. Only a month before that, 1470 pounds/660 kilograms of litter were gathered at the exact same location during the March clean-up. In total, over 3,270 pounds/1,483 kilograms of trash were collected during this two-month period. The Nature Foundation reminds … Continue reading Volunteers Pick Up Over 3,200 Pounds of Trash at Mullet Bay; Nature Foundation Requests that Beach Visitors Prevent Littering

Impactful Re-Greening SXM Project Contributed to the Resilience of St. Maarten

The re-greening SXM project has improved the resilience of St. Maarten and successfully planted a total of 609 trees with the help of more than 192 volunteers last year. Albeit the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the project still managed to safely host 5 community clean-ups and 4 community planting events. Due to the … Continue reading Impactful Re-Greening SXM Project Contributed to the Resilience of St. Maarten

Irresponsible Mullet Bay Beach Goers Create Massive Amounts of Littering on Sunday

The Nature Foundation St Maarten was informed about a massive amount of littering which took place at Mullet Bay Beach over the weekend. The trash contained many different types of single-use plastics including Styrofoam, beer bottles, cans, boxes and much more. Also, car tracks on the beach were found, driving over the beach could cause … Continue reading Irresponsible Mullet Bay Beach Goers Create Massive Amounts of Littering on Sunday

Increased Sargassum Seaweed Collects on the Eastern Beaches of St. Maarten and an Increased Beaching Event of Sargassum is Expected

The Nature Foundation is forewarning the public about the increased amounts of Sargassum Seaweed on the Eastern beaches of St. Maarten. As we head into the summer months the temperature increases which causes the sargassum to bloom and large amounts are expected for this summer. This seaweed has been an increasing problem throughout the Caribbean … Continue reading Increased Sargassum Seaweed Collects on the Eastern Beaches of St. Maarten and an Increased Beaching Event of Sargassum is Expected

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Massive Tilapia Fish Die Off in the Great Salt Pond

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten received reports of a massive fish die off in the channel between Great Salt Pond and Fresh Pond in Philipsburg. On Monday 25th of May, upon arrival at the location an estimated amount of 1000 Tilapia fish already died in the area and were floating in the channel at the … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Massive Tilapia Fish Die Off in the Great Salt Pond

St. Maarten’s Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Present Support Letter to Parliament for the ban on Single-use Plastic Items Initiated by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams

Today, several environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-Profit organizations and initiatives active in the environmental sector, presented a collaborative support letter to the members of parliament for the implementation of the ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam initiated by Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams. The organizations active in the environmental sector on St. Maarten … Continue reading St. Maarten’s Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Present Support Letter to Parliament for the ban on Single-use Plastic Items Initiated by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams

Nature Foundation Calls on Parliament to Approve the Ban on Several Single-Use Plastic Items

The Nature Foundation is urging the new parliament to move forward with the ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam and to approve proposed legislation initiated by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams. The Nature Foundation St. Maarten has been advocating for a single-use plastic ban for several years due to the tremendous impacts on St. … Continue reading Nature Foundation Calls on Parliament to Approve the Ban on Several Single-Use Plastic Items

Single-Use Plastics are the Biggest Beach Polluter in St. Maarten’s First Brand Audit Cleanup

Single-Use Plastics are the Biggest Beach Polluter in St. Maarten’s First Brand Audit Cleanup The Nature Foundation St Maarten first brand audit cleanup results revealed that the number one of littered items on St Maarten beaches are single-use plastics. Volunteers and members from SXM A.C.T.I.O.N. and the Nature Foundation spent approximately two hours collecting, sorting … Continue reading Single-Use Plastics are the Biggest Beach Polluter in St. Maarten’s First Brand Audit Cleanup

Nature Foundation Organizes First Brand Audit Clean-Up in Collaboration with SXM Action, SXM Beer and Hay! Straw

This Saturday the first St Maarten Brand Audit cleanup event will be organized for volunteers to attend at Mullet Bay beach in the afternoon, volunteers will be rewarded with free beer, snacks, drinks and can try out the amazing Hay! biodegradable straws! During the Brand Audit cleanup event, volunteers will organize the collected trash based … Continue reading Nature Foundation Organizes First Brand Audit Clean-Up in Collaboration with SXM Action, SXM Beer and Hay! Straw

Nature Foundation Provides Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to Schools

In the coming months, the Nature Foundation St Maarten will conduct interactive presentations about the impacts of trash on our environment and the need to reduce single-use plastics to primary school students on St Maarten. The Foundation is planned to visit a broad range of primary schools to show the students what littering does to … Continue reading Nature Foundation Provides Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to Schools