Nature Foundation Calls on Volunteers for Sea Turtle Nesting Patrols

The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to patrol beaches for signs of sea turtle nesting. These precious sea creatures usually come ashore to lay their eggs during the nesting season that runs from April through November each year. Sea turtle population numbers have declined due to human impact.

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’s Kids Shark Day great success!

On Saturday the 9th of June, the Nature Foundation organized a very successful Shark Day for children at Buccaneer Beach Bar, which was attended by about 100 kids. The kids had great fun and learned everything about sharks through games, quizzes and activities. Kids could even be a real scientist by learning everything about shark … Continue reading Nature Foundation’s Kids Shark Day great success!

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

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

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

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

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