Dear Friends of Bitter End,
With all of the heartbreaking news coming our way these days, it is important to remember that good things are happening across the globe. Communities are coming together, people are helping one another, and families are remembering what is truly important. Today we wanted to lift your spirits and express our gratitude to some very special Bitter End families who made our first sea stewardship missions possible.
In December of 2019, we launched our inaugural "Adopt a Hammock & Support the Sound Auction" in partnership with Sunchaser Scuba and ARK BVI (Association of Reef Keepers). With the support of twelve generous Bitter End families, we raised nearly $60,000! These funds have been earmarked for a year of SeaSweeps and conservation projects in the BVI. Bitter End worked closely with our local partners to identify twelve locations, primarily seabeds and shoreline, surrounding North and Eustatia Sounds that need attention and care. To date, we have completed three of twelve scheduled SeaSweeps, with clean ups complete on the north side of Prickly Pear Island, Cactus Reef (a.k.a."Goat Hide") and Leverick Bay Beach. We will continue to “sweep” one area per month for the remainder of 2020 and beyond!
Check out the video at the link found HERE, filmed in early March, featuring the Bitter End Crew working alongside our partners and a band of inspiring local volunteers. To see the map of our future SeaSweeps and to learn more about the Bitter End Foundation and the work we do, visit us here.
We all look forward to more carefree days on the horizon, when we can kick back, laze in a Bitter End hammock overlooking aqua seas, Painkiller in hand and worries at bay. Signing off for now...with sincere gratitude to our partners and appreciation for the generosity, spirit and camaraderie our Bitter End community shares.
The Bitter End Crew