Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF)

Promoting sustainable environmental relationships

History and Purpose: 

BREEF was founded in 1993 by the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall to address growing concerns on the state of The Bahamas’ marine environment.  Almost single handedly, Sir Nicholas turned the organization into a leader in educating Bahamians about their marine resources. As the organization began to take a more active role as watchdogs, advocates for political change, and public educators, it transitioned from being a voluntary entity to a more formalized non-government organization.  In 2002, BREEF hired its first Executive Director, and established its first Board of Directors. Since then, BREEF has played an active role in encouraging marine environmental stewardship in The Bahamas.



  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Government Partnerships
  • Civil Society Partnerships
  • School Programs
  • Teacher Training Courses
  • Eco-Certification Programs
Recent Accomplishments: 

Learn about BREEF's recent accomplishments on their website.

Current Staff and Volunteers: 
  • Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, Executive Director
  • Charlene Carey, Projects & Office Manager
  • Marcia Musgrove, Outreach Manager
  • Falon Cartwright, Research & Education Coordinator
Governing Board and Membership: 
  • Eugenie, Lady Nuttall (co-chair)
  • Craig Symonette (co-chair)
  • Colin Callender
  • Stuart Cove
  • Charlie Dana
  • Bobbie Hallig
  • Sonya Wisdom

Latest News

Support Our Crowd Funding Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know that 23% of Bahamian women diagnosed with breast cancer have the BRCA1 gene mutation?

OEF Intern Profile: Meet India Sands

Charismatic, outgoing, affectionate and intelligent are just a few words that describe her. Twenty-one-year-old native Eleutheran, Judy India Sands was a 2017 Summer Intern with the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF). She was born and raised in North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera by her grandmother, Enid Cooper.

Alfred Sears Shares his Powerful Story During a Book Tour on Eleuthera.

Eleuthera, Bahamas--On Saturday, August 12th, Eleuthera served as the second stop for Mr. Alfred Sears’ nationwide book tour. The book signing event which drew a moderate and, enthusiastic crowd was held on the picturesque patio of The South Eleuthera Mission.

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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