Picture of the St Maarten Mangroves, Hiking on St Maarten, St Marteen



From March 2-5, the Heineken regatta will return to St maarten! The Heineken Regatta is a sailing event where business meets pleasure. This 4 day event attracts over 20.000 people coming from 37 countries! After the race the participants are able to enjoy great food and ice-cold Heinekens.  However this year, it is approached in a more sustainable way.


While other international Regatta’s are not focused on the environmental impact they leave behind, the Heineken Regatta’s goal this year is to leave a long-lasting positive environmental impact. On February 11 the participating teams, sponsors and volunteers have the opportunity to join the beach clean up at Kim Sha Beach. On February 28 and March 11 there is the opportunity to help plant mangroves at and around Little Key, located at Simpson Bay Lagoon. This initiative comes forth from the Nature Foundation St maarten.


The initiative contributes a lot to bringing together the community. Moreover, it is all part of a program for community engagement as well as environmental protection. For example, over 10 local schools are also playing contributing in the program. Students from the school are creating art from recycled materials focused on the importance of the ocean and the islands. This way the children of the schools are becoming familiar with it the issue and more aware about the subject. So, apart from the participating parties of the Heineken Regatta, there are lots of volunteers who acknowledge the importance of the environment and want to help turning St. maarten into a more sustainable place.


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