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.

Activities: 

BREEF ACTS THROUGH:

  • 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

Senator Ranard Henfield Speaks on Behalf of CSOs

Today, June 26, 2017, Senator Ranard Henfield speaks about the concerns and suggestions of 15 Civil Society Organizations in The Bahamas in the House of Assembly. One of those organizations is One Eleuthera Foundation. We are grateful to Senator Henfield for giving us this opportunity. Please see the full script below of our concerns and suggestions as presented by Senator Henfield

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Development, for the past 40 plus years in the Bahamas at best has followed a “one size fits all” strategy.  At worst, successive governments have held a “hold the centre policy”. Which means let’s take care of New Providence, Grand Bahama and then whatever is left we will distribute throughout the other islands. This is not a bad policy for an archipelagic nation with limited resources.

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Deangelo Pratt

Twenty-eight year old Waterford, Eleuthera resident, Deangelo Pratt is no ordinary trainee. He hasn’t had the greatest start in life but was eager, yet humbled to tell us just how much his life changed since enrolling in the programs at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) just over one year ago.

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Cercelia Thompson

 You have to hear about CTI trainee, Cercelia Thompson! The 31-year-old is a resident of Deep Creek, Eleuthera and says that coming to CTI gave her a second chance at life after being unemployed for four years! 

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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