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September, 2017

  • 1 September

    Friends of the Environment Summer Camps Educate and Excite

    From tiny tots to sixteen-year-olds, all of the kids who attended the Friends of the Environment Summer Camps learned about local habitats- their function, their location, and their importance within the island eco-system, tied together with fun activities.  Many of them are already looking forward to coming back next year. …

March, 2017

  • 3 March

    FRIENDS Makes a Difference in 2016

    Friends of the Environment is making a difference across Abaco.

November, 2016

  • 10 November

    Schools Participate in Coastal Cleanup

    On October 28, 2016, Abaco Central High School and St. Francis de Sales participated in the International Coastal Clean Up at Coconut Tree Bay. The group was able to collect thrity bags of trash in only one hour. Trash collection was donated by Desmond Swain. The Coastal Cleanup was organized …

  • 10 November

    Kayakers Enjoy Beautiful Day in Little Harbour for Annual Challenge

    The fog heralded the start of a beautiful morning with a pink hue, as it subdued the colours of the sun rising over the Pine Forest on the way to Little Harbour, Saturday, November 5.  Volunteers met early at Pete’s Pub to organize the annual Kayak Challenge, a fundraiser for Friends …

August, 2016

  • 10 August

    Nature Detectives Camp Explores Island Mysteries

    Friends of the Environment’s last camp of the Summer for Central Abaco, themed “Nature Detectives,” was held the week of July 25. A group of seven young adults, led by Education Coordinator Cassandra Abraham, participated in solving mysteries found in the various habitats of Abaco. From mangroves to the beach, …

  • 10 August

    FRIENDS Ecosystems Camps Teach Love of Environment and Fishing Skills

    Summer is here and with it a multitude of restless children waiting to be entertained with interesting projects and new learning experiences. For the past ten years, Friends of the Environment, Abaco’s environmental education organization, has been offering children’s camps to awaken their interest in preserving Abaco’s delicate environment and …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Preparing for the Opening of Crawfish Season

    By Olivia Patterson-Maura, Friends of the Environment August 1st is fast approaching. To many of us in The Bahamas, this means a day off work, but for all the fishermen out there it means that you are probably already busy planning for that day. Or you at least have an idea …

  • 28 July

    Bahamas Plastic Camp Studies Global Impacts

    The Bahamas Plastic Camp, created and instructed by Kristal Ambrose, a young Bahamian obtaining her degree in Environmental Science at Gannon University, was held on July 13-14 at Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Research Centre in Marsh Harbour. During those two days, the participants—all teenagers—learned about the local and …

  • 28 July

    Mermaid Reef

    Dear Editor, Friends of the Environment would like to take a moment to address the concerns raised by Ms. Milanne Rehor about Mermaid Reef in your last issue. For those that don’t know, Mermaid Reef is a patch reef located off Pelican Shores (near Marsh Harbour). Mermaid Reef is located …

  • 14 July

    Green Turtle Lionfish Derby Removes 1,100 Invasive Individuals; Eighth Year Marks Longest Running Derby

    This June, Friends of the Environment hosted the 8th Annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby in partnership with The Green Turtle Club and Brendal’s Dive Center. Now marked as the world’s longest running lionfish derby, this event was started by Green Turtle second home owner and Palm Beach resident, Bobbie …