The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) proudly joined other volunteers in participating in a clean-up of Mullet Pond which was hosted by EPIC and the Nature Foundation on Sunday December 15th, 2019.
Mullet Pond is one of five remaining ponds on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten and was officially recognized and listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention (www.ramsar.org) upon the recommendation of the Government of Sint Maarten in 2016. The area holds some of the few remaining intact sea-grass beds as well as some 70% of the remaining mangrove forest in the Dutch side of the Simpson Bay Lagoon.
As stated in the NRPB’s Code of Conduct: “The NRPB acknowledges that the overall wellbeing of Sint Maarten’s population, the sound management of the man-made environment, the responsible use of our natural resources and the protection of our cultural heritage are key factors in the development of a more resilient and sustainable Sint Maarten”.
The NRPB therefore applauds and supports Sint Maarten’ s environmental organizations in their efforts to manage and safeguard the island’s natural heritage.