Volunteers clean up lagoon shoreline

POSTED: 02/28/12 1:35 PM

SIMPSON BAY – The Simpson Bay Lagoon shoreline bordering on Bellevue received a cleanup on Sunday. Several groups of volunteers were hauling away trash from the land bordering the lagoon. Organized by the Sint Maarten Pride Foundation and Budget Marine staff, over fifty filled trash bags and loose debris were hauled away by more than one hundred volunteers.

Volunteers found a kitchen sink and an old boat anchor among the notable trash items.

The Voice of our Children Foundation, The Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinders, Interact Clubs from the St. Dominic High School and Learning Unlimited volunteers were among several youth groups represented at the environmental event.

Sint Maarten Pride Foundation commended Justin Rosen and Charissa Martis of the Budget Marine marketing department in a press release for encouraging their staff to get involved in this community activity. “This event displayed a true strong character of Budget Marine employees and management volunteering as part of their corporate responsibility,” Pride said in the statement. The foundation urged other companies to follow in their footsteps.

After the cleanup several prizes were raffled among them a pizza and game sets of dominoes donated by Dominoes Pizza.

Pride thanked the Fleming family for allowing the volunteers access to their land in Bellevue.

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