EPIC’s Love the Lagoon fundraiser a success

POSTED: 04/6/11 12:54 PM

St. Maarten – The Love the Lagoon fundraiser held at Sand Bar, Isle de Sol Yacht Club this past Saturday as part of Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s efforts to raise money for a sewage pump out boat for the Simpson Bay Lagoon was considered a great success. Organizers say an impressive crowd supported the initiative while enjoying live music and participating in a silent auction and raffles made possible through donations by supporting businesses.

“EPIC would like to thank the donors, volunteers, and attendees who helped to make this such a successful event. The Foundation’s pump out boat Fund has received some $21,000 so far, including generous contributions by CA Technologies, Island Global Yachting, Port de Plaisance, and Wired Sailor,” the project manager Rueben Thompson said.

The funds generated by this initiative will go towards purchasing a boat and equipment which will be used to collect and treat sewage from the holding tanks of yachts. This will provide a convenient and low-cost way for vessels to have their waste treated and will help diminish the dumping of sewage into the Simpson Bay Lagoon thereby contributing to the reduction of Lagoon pollution.

“EPIC encourages corporate citizens and the general public to continue donating to the cause in order to help reach the Fund’s goal of $27, 000,” Thompson added.

Donations can be made at EPIC’s website www.epicislands.org, on Facebook, or by calling EPIC at 545-3009.


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