PHILIPSBURG:--- Trainee Emma Pratt from the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation gladly accepts a $230 donation from local eco-tour company Seagrape Tours. Seagrape Tours are grateful for the various projects of the Nature Foundation, one of which is the coral reforestation project on which Emma Pratt is working. "Without healthy coral reefs around St Maarten we would hardly have any protection from big storm waves, no white sandy beaches - since corals are turned into sand by reef fish, and no fish to attract visitors to our shores!" says Ilja Botha, Owner of Seagrape Tours. Seagrape Tours offer a Nature Tour on St Maarten which includes a short hike to Pic Paradis, bird-watching at a pond and snorkeling off a beach.