The Nature Foundation St. Maarten would like to acknowledge the remarkable contribution from Yacht Club Port de Plaisance to support the Foundation’s educational efforts in 2020. Thanks to the generous support received, the Nature Foundation was able to employ an Educational Outreach Officer which focused on strengthening awareness and education programs for local students and … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reached Significant Successes in their Educational Outreach program due to the support from Yacht Club Port de Plaisance.
The first Virtual 5k hosted by the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine raised over $1000 for the Nature Foundation St. Maarten. This event organized by Phi Chi Service Chair Julie Wancik offered prizes for participants to complete a 5 kilometer walk or run on their own … Continue reading American University of the Caribbean Phi Chi Medical Fraternity Raises funds to support the Nature Foundation St. Maarten.
The Nature Foundation has been responding numerous times upon request from multiple concerned citizens, about a very strong sewage scent emerging from wastewater being pumped into the Simpson Bay Lagoon by Plaza Puerta del Sol. “Already in December the Foundation had visited the site multiple times and recorded a very strong sewage scent every time … Continue reading Plaza Puerta del Sol Wastewater Treatment Plant Continues to Pump Sewage into the Simpson Bay Lagoon.
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.
The Nature Foundation Junior Rangers were able to participate in an awareness project throughout the month of November creating outreach about the new Eco-Bracelet, during which they introduced the importance of nature and the bracelet to their friends and family. The Ranger that was able to spread the most awareness about the need to protect … Continue reading TelCell N.V. supports the Nature Foundation Junior Ranger Program with a free cell phone prize
The Nature Foundation assisted the police and prosecutor’s office to take a large snake (Burmese Phython of almost 4 m) which was held as a pet in a small enclosure (max 3 by 3 feet). According to the ‘Algemene PolitieKeur’ Article 29 it is prohibited to keep wild animals without a permit of the minister, … Continue reading Large python snake seized by the police
The Nature Foundation would like to extend their deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the woman who died on Orient Bay beach. It is very saddened to hear about this accident and that the cause of her death is due to a shark. “Human fatalities due to shark bites are very rare … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reminds the Public that Sharks are Protected on Sint Maarten.
The Nature Foundation St Maarten once again scientifically monitored the state of the country’s coral reefs to determine coral reef changes over the years with the assistance of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and their director Tadzio Bervoets. Ocean Explorers Dive Center also generously provided assistance by lending their boat to the Nature Foundation … Continue reading Nature Foundation Conducts Annual Scientifically Assessments of the Islands Coral Reefs Using GCRMN Standards with assistance of DCNA and Ocean Explorers
AUC Phi Chi Medical Fraternity Service Chair, Julie Wancik and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten have organized a virtual 5K race to support the efforts of the foundation to protect and preserve the island’s natural environment. In respect to social distancing protocols this race was designed as an event that individuals could take part in … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten partners with the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of American University of the Caribbean to host its first Virtual 5K Race for a Cause.
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten hosted the first Coral Education Snorkel for local students funded by the ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied’ and facilitated by Aqua Mania Watersports, last Sunday November 1st. Local students learned about corals, threats to corals and the importance of these animals and ecosystems, the students had a first-hand experience to … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Organized first Coral Education Snorkel and Launches the Save St. Maarten’s Coral Reefs Competition for Local Students