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

Over 100 Volunteers Show up for Simpson Bay Lagoon Clean-Up Event; Some Three Tons of Trash Removed

Last Sunday the Simpson Bay Lagoon clean up event organized by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) received a massive turn out with more than one hundred volunteers coming together to make a difference for the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The collaborated event was initiated through the ‘A Bit at … Continue reading Over 100 Volunteers Show up for Simpson Bay Lagoon Clean-Up Event; Some Three Tons of Trash Removed

Miami Based School teams up with Well-known Beach Clean-up Foundation and the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation to Clean Mullet Bay

Students from the Gulliver Middle School in Miami, with the Support of Hollywood Casino, joined forces with renown Ocean Cleanup Organization 4Ocean and the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation in cleaning up beaches and wetlands in Sint Maarten. The Students organized the cleanup activities especially experiencing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and on their own … Continue reading Miami Based School teams up with Well-known Beach Clean-up Foundation and the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation to Clean Mullet Bay

Atrium Resort Addresses Wastewater Issues, Cleans Area by Simpson Bay Bridge Historical Site

The Atrium Resort has taken steps to remediate the outflow drainage at its resort and has also cleaned the area of debris at the Old Simpson Bay Bridge. “We were very happy to see that after discussions with representatives at the hotel the discharge issue was remediated and the drainage was halted. The resort also … Continue reading Atrium Resort Addresses Wastewater Issues, Cleans Area by Simpson Bay Bridge Historical Site

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Concerned About Waste Water, Garbage and Possible Sewage Being Dumped at Kim Sha Beach

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has expressed its grave concerns regarding the unrestricted flow of waste water being entered into an area of Kim Sha Beach. During inspections carried out at various times at the area waste and possibly sewage water was clearly seen being pumped from the wall of the Atrium Hotel parking area … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Concerned About Waste Water, Garbage and Possible Sewage Being Dumped at Kim Sha Beach

Sunken Houseboat Successfully Removed from Mullet Pond Ramsar Site

Sint Maarten’s most important wetland, Mullet Pond, was cleared of the massive houseboat that sank after Hurricane Irma on Wednesday. With the help of local dive company Atlantech Divers the Foundation was able to remove the houseboat to a location outside of the conservation zone. “We are so very grateful to the team from Atlantech … Continue reading Sunken Houseboat Successfully Removed from Mullet Pond Ramsar Site

Nature Foundation, EPIC and Cruising Community Join Forces to Clean Up Parts of the Simpson Bay Lagoon

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) are joining forces  to support the ‘A Bit at a Time’ initiative of Mason Chadwick in cleaning up parts of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The collaborated nature initiative will organize three Lagoon clean-up events in the coming weeks and volunteers are asked to … Continue reading Nature Foundation, EPIC and Cruising Community Join Forces to Clean Up Parts of the Simpson Bay Lagoon

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Gives Update to King and Queen of Netherlands on Environmental Impacts and Restoration Activities Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria

On Saturday the 2nd of December the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation gave an update to Their Majesties King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on the environmental impacts and the organization's activities post Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Nature Foundation Cleans and Restores Mullet Pond; Sint Maarten’s Most Important Wetland

One of Sint Maarten’s most important wetlands, Mullet Pond, was cleaned and restored by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation as a part of the organization’s environmental response post hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mullet Pond is listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Treaty. The Ramsar Convention, signed in Iran in 1971, is … Continue reading Nature Foundation Cleans and Restores Mullet Pond; Sint Maarten’s Most Important Wetland

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, with the Support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Structurally Cleans Beaches.

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, through the support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance DCNA, has been able to structurally put a program in place to clean the beaches over the past week. Despite several beach-clean-ups being held and due to large amount of trash and hurricane debris still being found on the beaches the … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, with the Support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Structurally Cleans Beaches.