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February 17th  ·  

***repairing coral reefs***one of our artificial reefs was damaged by a boat anchor recently, damaging dozens of heads of coral and detaching them from the substrate. Together with Mel and a @sea_fairy we were able to reattach the coral heads using underwater epoxy.
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February 12th  ·  

Today we cleaned up our own backyard! Since we have been doing so many cleanups of beaches and wetlands we kinda lost track of the small mangrove habitat behind our workshop in Cole Bay! Nature Foundation staff were joined by Staff of New Wave/ Madco Marina and Aquatic Solutions SXM in cleaning up what we consider ‘our’ mangroves. Good job team! ... See MoreSee Less

February 8th  ·  

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 an 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 an event organized by the Foundations with eight fully loaded large trucks leaving with trash and hurricane debris. The island ‘Little Key’ and the lagoon area across from the airport entrance up to Sixt Car Rental are now completely clean of hurricane debris and garbage. The Foundations are urging the community to keep it that way.

A large thanks goes to the VROMI Ministry and Toontje Buncamper and team for the removal of all the trash and the safe traffic coordination. A special thanks goes to the St. Maarten Coast Guard Kustwacht Caribisch Gebied team who due to their tireless effort left the entire coastline clean. Island Water World donated heavy duty gloves, reusable bags and t-shirts.

The organizations are asking the public to stay tuned for the following cleanup event, which will be the important wetland area Mullet Pond on the 24th of February. The community is also urged to responsibly dispose their garbage, trash laying around will end up in our marine and lagoon ecosystem impacting this fragile system and our own health.

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February 8th  ·  

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Nature Foundation Assesses Marine Park and Dive Sites

Due to Hurricane Irma causing significant damage to underwater life because of storm surge and strong water motion, the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation conducted initial Marine Park and Dive Site assessment to determine the level of impact underwater. Initial marine...

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