Nature Foundation St Maarten cleans up Belair Beach with Tourists and Volunteers

The Nature Foundation organized a beach clean-up session with visitors and volunteers in order to clean-up Belair beach. A group of about fifteen tourists, which came to St Maarten to enjoy the island, decided to give back to our environment and spent a morning cleaning up the beach. The group was very motivated and collected … Continue reading Nature Foundation St Maarten cleans up Belair Beach with Tourists and Volunteers

Nature Foundation Calls on Businesses to use Biodegradable and Reusable Products

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is calling on all businesses, stores, bars, restaurants, tour operators and event organizers to start using biodegradable and reusable products instead of single-use plastics. Single-use plastic is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes of this generation and a major contributor to the current situation at the Philipsburg landfill. A lot of our … Continue reading Nature Foundation Calls on Businesses to use Biodegradable and Reusable Products

Nature Foundation Reiterates its Call on Parliament to Ban Single-Use Plastics

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is again calling on Parliament to ban single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws and cutlery and styrofoam food containers in an effort to reduce marine litter and pollution on St Maarten. Single use plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes of this generation. These types of … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reiterates its Call on Parliament to Ban Single-Use Plastics

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Launches Reduce and Reuse Sint Maarten Project Aiming to Reduce the Island’s Single-Use Plastic Consumption

The Nature Foundation organized a beach cleanup at Mullet Bay Beach on the 18th of April in order to kick off their new project to encourage residents and visitors to ‘Reduce and Reuse’ their plastic output. About 15 volunteers removed 294 pounds of trash from the beach, using the Trash Tracker method developed by Ocean … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Launches Reduce and Reuse Sint Maarten Project Aiming to Reduce the Island’s Single-Use Plastic Consumption

Nature Foundation Records Large Amount of Trash Left on Beaches after Easter Holidays. Bonfires Also Lit Without Permits

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, during its beach patrols, has noticed a significant amount of trash left behind by both residents and visitors after the Easter holidays. The Foundation has noticed a large amount of trash being left behind by users of beaches and along the roadsides; “We noticed a large amount of trash being … Continue reading Nature Foundation Records Large Amount of Trash Left on Beaches after Easter Holidays. Bonfires Also Lit Without Permits

Nature Foundation has Grave Concerns Regarding Activities on Guana Bay Beach

Native Sea Turtle Population Can Be Brought into Jeopardy The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently carried out a wide scale assesment of the threats to St. Maarten’s Native Sea Turtle population which mostly nests at Guana Bay Beach. Over the last two months there have been activities that have been occuring on Guana Bay which … Continue reading Nature Foundation has Grave Concerns Regarding Activities on Guana Bay Beach

Nature Foundation Urges Community to Be Responsible During Easter, Carnival Holidays

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is urging the population to act responsibly in terms of garbage disposal and cleaning up after themselves during the carnival and Easter holidays. The Foundation has noticed a large amount of trash being left b behind by users of beaches and along the roadsides. “We noticed a large amount of … Continue reading Nature Foundation Urges Community to Be Responsible During Easter, Carnival Holidays

St Maarten Nature Foundation and EPIC organized successful Second Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up

Last Sunday the St Maarten Nature Foundation, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and the ‘A Bit at a Time’ initiative of Mason Chadwick organized a another successful cleanup event. Approximately 70 volunteers came out in order to clean the Simpson Bay Lagoon coastline. This cleanup saw the largest amount of trash ever collected for … Continue reading St Maarten Nature Foundation and EPIC organized successful Second Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up

Second Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up organized by EPIC and St Maarten Nature Foundation

After the great success of the first Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up on the 14th of January, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and the St Maarten Nature Foundation are announcing the next Simpson Bay Lagoon cleanup event. On Sunday the 4th of February the two Foundations will join forces to support the ‘A Bit at … Continue reading Second Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up organized by EPIC and St Maarten Nature Foundation

Nature Foundation Teams up With Princess Cruise Lines, Fathom Travel and Carib Resorts to Clean up Guana Bay Beach

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation teamed up with Cruise Passengers from Princess Cruise Lines, Fathom Travel and Carib Resorts in cleaning garbage and hurricane debris from Guana Bay Beach, Sint Maarten’s most critical turtle nesting beach and one of the beaches hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. Some 100 passengers assisted the Nature Foundation in cleaning … Continue reading Nature Foundation Teams up With Princess Cruise Lines, Fathom Travel and Carib Resorts to Clean up Guana Bay Beach