COLE BAY:--- The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, together with volunteers from the Cruise Operator Sector, cleaned up a large portion of Great Bay Beach this week. Great Bay Beach is not only a critical nature area in terms sea turtle nesting but it is also the major tourism beach; "We have been cleaning the beaches systematically and one of the most important is definitely Great Bay Beach.
“With the announcement that the first cruise visitors will start to arrive in December, we placed Great Bay Beach on the priority list. Great Bay Beach is also the major nesting site for Sea Turtles on Sint Maarten,” commented Tadzio Bervoets, manager of the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation. The Foundation has been using unemployed youth and volunteers to clean the beaches using funding from the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.
Nature Foundation Press Release