|Creek Restoration: Fresh Creek|
Fresh Creek is well known in The Bahamas as its very large mangrove and estuary system is the largest in the country, encompassing one hundred and fifty miles. This is one of the main nurseries for juvenile fisheries and crustaceans, which help to populate the Andros Barrier Reef, the northern Caribbean and the US Eastern Seaboard. Also record size tarpon, bonefish and permit are recorded locally.
Since December 2009 the work has been ongoing to remove trash from our waters and huge success is ours as areas which were formerly littered are now pristine.
Thanks to grants from Project Aware and the Lyford Cay Foundation, Ancat has been able to spearhead the removal of tons of trash from our waterways making Fresh Creek into an angler’s haven, where the fish are plentiful and the waters pure. However the work is ongoing and we urge all fishermen and boaters to take a bucket on each fishing trip you make and fill it with trash.
Grants received in 2015 from :
Eco Ed Foundation, Tucker Foundation, Caribsave, Paradise Children’s Fund, Moore Bahamas Foundation, Lyford Cay Foundation, Scotia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation and Idea Wild.