Island Global Yachting shows support for a cleaner lagoon

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Island Global Yachting shows support for a cleaner lagoon

This week Island Global Yachting (IGY) showed its support for a local foundation’s efforts to clean up the waters of Simpson Bay Lagoon. IGY presented a check for $4,000 to Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) for its Sewage Pumpout Boat Fund. The pumpout boat will provide a reliable, convenient, and affordable alternative for disposing of black water from yachts.

Brian Deher, Director of Marina Operations and Planning for Island Global Yachting said, “We recognize the Simpson Bay Lagoon’s environmental value and are proud to support this effort to improve water quality. We know that the marine sector is a minority contributor to pollution in the lagoon, but addressing it is a positive step towards tackling the problem as a whole.” He continued, “In addition to doing what we can to get this pumpout boat on the water, we plan to support it long-term by making sure all our marina guests are aware of it and encouraged to use it.”

Mark Yokoyama, EPIC’s Fundraising Coordinator, received the check on behalf of EPIC and thanked Island Global Yachting for their generous contribution, which brings the foundation significantly closer to its pumpout boat fundraising goal.

Fundraising continues this weekend at the Love the Lagoon event. It starts at 7:00 pm this Saturday, April 2nd at Yacht Club Isle de Sol. A donation of $10 is suggested, but everyone is welcome. Guests must pre-register for the event in order to pass through security at Isle de Sol, by contacting event organizer Mark Yokoyama at [email protected] or calling 0690-88-56-42.

About EPIC:

Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) was founded in 2000 with the mission to protect the Caribbean environment through research and community-based action. They are a registered non-profit, tax-deductible (501c3) organization in the United States and a registered foundation on St. Maarten. The Love the Lagoon Program was established in 2007 with the goal to improve water quality and habitat in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. For more information visit www.epicislands.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/epicislands, where donations (U.S. tax-deductible) can also be made online.

Photo: Brian Deher (right) of Island Global Yachting presents a donation to Mark Yokoyama of Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC).

PRESS CONTACT:

MARK YOKOYAMA

Event Organizer, Love the Lagoon 2011

0690.88.56.42

[email protected]

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