Large turnout for St. Maarten Regatta 4th Annual Beach Clean-Up
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 4th Annual Beach Clean-up took place in January. Students and local organizations worked together collecting garbage from Kim Sha Beach. Over 55 volunteers participated and collected approximately 40 bags (200 kilos) of garbage.
After a short introduction by Tadzio Bervoets of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation, every participant received a trash bag and gloves to begin the cleanup. This year, there was extra incentive: the group which had the heaviest bag of trash would be given a ‘Swing Into Sunset’ cruise sponsored by Random Wind Charters.
“The annual Beach Cleanup is a way the Sint Maarten Regatta Foundation can give back to the island,” said Fleur Visser, coordinator of this year’s cleanup. “I’d like to thank everyone again for contributing to the event. I felt we made incredible progress; it was a wonderful morning!” www.heineken regatta.com