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The second edition of Sargasso Day this Saturday, September 24 in Cul-de-Sac

CUL-DE-SAC: Arrived in mass in Cul-de-Sac, the seaweed was mostly cleaned with big means set up by the Collectivity and the services of the State. The anti-sargassum collective invites the population to collect the rest together, on Saturday 24th September at 4 pm.

No one has missed the numerous sargassum strandings that have occurred on the beaches of Saint-Martin in recent weeks, and the recent passage of tropical storm Fiona has left no respite at the site of Cul-de-Sac and surrounding areas.

The Collectivité de Saint-Martin has announced the resumption of the work of collecting the area which is taking place this week. In this line, Bruno, administrator of the Facebook group “Saint Martin Collectif Anti-Sargasses”, requests a second edition of the Sargasses Day in order to proceed to a manual cleaning of seaweed in a process of finalization that can hardly be done by excavators and large machines.

The first edition of Sargassum Day took place on September 3, the few brave people present at this event have collected the sargassum with rakes, with a lot of good humor and pleasure to meet around an environmental cause whose consequences are many on the quality of life of residents. This Saturday, September 24, Sarah will welcome the volunteers at 4pm at the pier. The company Janky will also be present, in consultation with the Collectivité de Saint-Martin.

This second edition of Sargasso Day allow smembers of the collective and citizens aware of this plague to meet but also gives the opportunity to be an actor of change, solidarity and active. Come to the pier this Saturday, September 24th at 4pm with a rake and boots to participate in this activity of cleaning of sargassum which will contribute fully to dissipate the recalcitrant odors and will give again to Cul-de-Sac its immaculate beauty of former days.

Sargasso Forecast

In its monitoring and forecasting bulletin of pelagic sargassum stranding for the northern islands released this Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Meteo France maintains the risk of stranding algae for St. Martin and St. Barthélemy to medium.

For the northern islands, the last usable satellite images before the arrival of clouds associated with tropical storm Fiona date from the morning of September 16. At this date, several rafts are visible east of St. Martin and north of St. Barts. In the south of our territory, small filaments were spotted. To the south-east of Saint-Barthélemy, a few very scattered rafts are to be noted. Since this analysis, the cyclonic winds and swell related to Tropical Storm Fiona have certainly redistributed the positions of the rafts and caused

positions of the rafts and caused many groundings in sometimes unusual areas. The surveillance remains necessary for many rafts in the next two weeks because groundings are likely. The numerous rafts detected between Barbados and Saint Lucia and between Martinique and Dominica should, given the configuration of the current drifts in terms of direction and intensity, concern the Lesser Antilles during this period. Only the territory of Martinique seems to be more targeted by these banks.

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