SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) – Be part of the solution! Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC), in collaboration with St. Maarten Pride Foundation and St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF), invites you to the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) on September 16th at Little Bay Beach and Pond from 7:00-8:30am, EPIC said in a press statement on Monday!

“Join us in our mission to protect our oceans and shorelines with this year’s theme, “SEASTHECHANGE.”

“This is the third year of the ICC at Little Bay Beach & Pond, and your participation is vital in addressing the growing issue of littering. Last year, our dedicated volunteers collected an astounding 1480.5 pounds of trash, including 692 pounds of glass and plastic bottles along the coastline and mangrove forest. We used the Clean Swell App to record data, allowing us to track littering trends. Let’s aim to collect even less trash this year!

To Join Us:

  1. Register as a volunteer on and create a team of 4-5 people. (Note: You must register your team to qualify for community service hours.)
  2. Download the Clean Swell App: Install the app on your smartphone to record the types of litter collected and contribute to valuable research.
  3. Wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate sun-protection gear (hat, rashguard).

Prizes await the teams that collect the most trash! May the “trashiest” team win!

“Help protect our coastal and wetland ecosystems by being part of the change on September 16th at Little Bay Beach and Pond! For more details, visit the event page or contact,” EPIC concludes in its Monday statement.

Source: Soualiga News Day

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