Who we are
"Save Guana Cay Reef" is a group dedicated to protecting this natural wonder and ensuring that there is a long lasting legacy for Abaconians.
There is good development for an area and there is bad development for an area. Passerine at Abaco is bad development for North Guana. This protected bay and wrap around beach are bordered by some of the most beautiful and bountiful coral reefs in Abaco. It is one of the most complete coastal and marine eco-system including a mangrove estuary, beaches and dunes, and barrier reef. This environmentally sensitive area needs an environmentally sensitive development. What Passerine proposes, an 18-hole golf course and a 240-slip marina are the least environmentally responsible types of development anywhere, and will certainly devastate this fragile area. Furthermore, the fact that part of this development would include government land given away for foreign financial gain is a crime we cannot permit!
Has government given permission to kill the reef? There is no proven way to contain 100% of golf course run-off. Any claims to catch and reuse water or substitute organic chemicals to treat the course are only superficial measures which, at best, will only delay the death of the surrounding reef. The fact is, that increased nutrient levels from fertilizers stimulate algal growth which smothers coral reefs.
Government is giving away the Bahamian's birthright! The marina is slated to be built on government land affectionately known as Joe’s Creek. This includes a mangrove nursery ground which replenishes the local fishery stocks. This is Bahamian land. Land that has been set aside to be developed by Bahamians to increase Bahamian wealth. It is a crime against the people for our government to give away our land for foreign profit.
An Open Letter:
election campaign the PLP promised they would give crown land to the Bahamian
people. They promised they would encourage local development of this land.
They promised the Bahamian people would see increased wealth and prosperity.
Yet in just two short years, they have given away maybe thousands of acres of
Bahamian land to foreign developers. Developers who would see millions of
dollars in profits from the sale of this land pocketed outside of the Bahamas.
These profits belong to the Bahamian people. This land is our birth right!
? Call your local radio station
? Call your local MP
? Write to our Prime Minister