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

101 Vessels Still Abandoned or Wrecked in Simpson Bay Lagoon

Cole Bay-The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation together with inspectors from the VROMI Ministry last week to map the amount of vessels still abandoned or sunk in the Simpson Bay Lagoon after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During the exercise the Nature Foundation mapped and geolocated 101 boats still abandoned or sunk in the … Continue reading 101 Vessels Still Abandoned or Wrecked in Simpson Bay Lagoon

Nature Foundation Stocks Coral Nursery as Part of ‘Fragments of Recovery” Coral Reef Restoration Program

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has started to populate its first coral nursery structures as part of its ‘Fragments of Recovery, Coral Reef Restoration Program. The project was recently launched after most of the previous coral nurseries were damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The first Staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) have been transplanted … Continue reading Nature Foundation Stocks Coral Nursery as Part of ‘Fragments of Recovery” Coral Reef Restoration Program

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Rescues Sea Turtle Injured In Simpson Bay Lagoon; Urges Boaters to Adhere to Speed Limits to Avoid Collisions with Wildlife

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The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation was contacted by the Immigration Department at the Simpson Bay Substation regarding an injured turtle which was dropped off at that location by a vessel. From the account given to the Nature Foundation the vessel struck the turtle in the Simpson Bay Lagoon, cracking the turtle’s upper shell. Upon arrival … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Rescues Sea Turtle Injured In Simpson Bay Lagoon; Urges Boaters to Adhere to Speed Limits to Avoid Collisions with Wildlife

Nature Foundation Relaunches ‘Fragments of Recovery” Coral Reef Restoration Program

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has started to populate its first coral nursery structures again after most of the previous coral nurseries were damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Foundation has slowly started to implement its ‘Fragments of Recovery” coral restoration projects with installing the first two coral reef nurseries in an … Continue reading Nature Foundation Relaunches ‘Fragments of Recovery” Coral Reef Restoration Program

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

Nature Foundation Monitoring of Salvage Works in Simpson Bay Lagoon and Oyster Pond Ongoing. Foundation Has Serious Concerns over Abandoned Vessels

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has continued to supervise salvage operations in the wider Simpson Bay Lagoon and Oyster Pond areas, with salvage operators now having salvaged upwards of 400 vessels sunk or badly damaged due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Foundation has been cooperating and working with Government, salvagers and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Monitoring of Salvage Works in Simpson Bay Lagoon and Oyster Pond Ongoing. Foundation Has Serious Concerns over Abandoned Vessels

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