On June 10th , Nature Foundation St. Maarten partnered with CC1 St. Maarten and Corona Beer to conduct a successful clean-up at Mullet Bay in honor of World Ocean Day. Nearly 100 people came out to support this worthy cause and collected over 1955.6lbs (887kgs) of litter! Various groups collected over 100lbs of litter per group, … Continue reading In Honor of World Ocean Day: Partners of In-No-Plastic Project, Nature Foundation SXM and CC1 Lead Successful Beach Clean Up
Representatives of the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and the California Academy of Sciences visited the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe E. Samuel. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the Minister to the St. Maarten Environmental Learning Seed Project, a new project born from the partnership between the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences meet with Minister of Education to discuss Science and Nature Education Project
Mid-Morning on Monday, June 13th the Nature Foundation responded to calls regarding a fuel spill occurring in the area of Cay Bay. Upon investigation it was confirmed that the spill originated from Sol. Foundation staff and Sol crews tried to mitigate the spill using fuel absorbent supplies, however the extent of the incident and the difficult … Continue reading Nature Foundation Responds to Fuel Spill at Sol
At the beginning of June, the Nature foundation confirmed the nesting activity of a Leatherback Sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) on Simpson Bay Beach. The Foundation received several reports from the public regarding a sea turtle being spotted in the area of Karakter Beach Bar, attempting to nest. Sea turtle nesting season occurs in St. Maarten each year … Continue reading Leatherback Sea Turtle Spotted on Simpson Bay during Nesting Season
Last weekend the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten had the possibility to conduct two free Coral Education Snorkel Trips. These snorkels were funded by sponsors, such as Windward Roads, FKG, Dock Maarten Marina, and Port de Plaisance Marina, and won as prizes for the 8th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt organized by the Scuba Shop. These free … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Organized Two Free Coral Education Snorkels, Thanks to Windward Roads, Local Sponsors and the Scuba Shop.
Ocean charity makes initial grant of $90,000 to marine parks on six Dutch Caribbean islands. Award will fund projects including coral protection, and training youth marine rangers. Ocean conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation has announced it is awarding $90,000 in funding to support marine conservation in the Dutch Caribbean. A range of projects run by … Continue reading Blue Marine Foundation Launches New Partnership with Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and Nature Foundations St. Maarten
As a foundational piece of its Islands 2030 initiative, the California Academy is proud to partner with the Nature Foundation on the hiring of Eudoxia Williams-James as the Islands 2030 Education Project Coordinator for Sint Maarten. Together, the two organizations will now work to conduct a large-scale, nature education gap analysis informed by wide-ranging community listening, resulting in the … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Partners with the California Academy of Sciences to Support Environmental Education on St. Maarten.
First week of april, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance hosted a sea urchin (Diadema Antillarum) restoration workshop on Saba. This workshop was led by University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein (VHL). During the workshop experts and representatives from the Dutch Caribbean and Jamaica came together to join forces towards coral reef restoration. This workshop … Continue reading Caribbean Experts Join Forces for Sea Urchin Restoration
Last month the Nature Foundation St. Maarten recorded once again a sea turtle which succumbed due to a heavy boat strike in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The green sea turtle stood no chance and quickly died after being hit by boat propellers. This reoccurring problem, whereby speeding boats struck sea turtles especially the turtles in … Continue reading Once again, the Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Dead Sea Turtle due to Boat Strike; Collaborates with the Coastguard to Decrease Speeding of Vessels in the Simpson Bay Lagoon to Prevent more Fatalities of these Endangered Species.
Nature Foundation St. Maarten showcased their critical conservation work during the 2022 Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) Board Meeting. During this presentation they drew attention to the island’s environmental threats while introducing impactful solutions to help improve the overall state of nature for the island. Although the Nature Foundation made great advancements on St. Maarten … Continue reading Unique Solutions Presented for Nature Conservation on St. Maarten