PHILIPSBURG:— On Sunday, September 18th some 307 persons assisted in the local leg of the International Coastal Cleanup which took place at Nettle Bay Saint Martin.
Among the volunteers that participated, school students from the St. Dominic High and the Learning Unlimited school were part of the team.
Volunteers combed the beach and the surrounding brush, collecting 89 trash bags totaling 1184 pounds.
This year Pride foundation was happy to see more parents participating with their children. Along with the school students, several service clubs like Rotaract Sunrise and Rotaract club SXM, employees from KOOYMAN, as well as employee volunteers from FEDEX, the Filipino community, Fruits de Mer, K1 Brittania, and the Sint Maarten Pathfinders club. Also in attendance was the Dutch representative In Philipsburg, Chris Johnson who volunteered with his family.
Pride foundation thanks our partners SXM Trails and the Filipino community with co-organizing this event.
We also thank our sponsors for their annual support keeping this day at the beach one of the most looked forward to environmental event of the year.
Kooyman, Zee Best bakery, cake house bakery, Heavenly water, Ace Mega Center, Prime Distributors, CC1, J&B Brothers.
Source: St. Martin News Network
307 volunteers turned out for International Coastal Cleanup on Sunday.