About Us

About Us.

The Bluefields Environmental Protection Association was founded in late 2009 as the non-profit arm of Bluefields Bay: Jamaican Seaside Villas. The mission of BEPA is to protect the natural environment of the villages constituting the coastline of the Bluefields Bay, as well as to protect the aquatic life of the Bay itself. BEPA also seeks to contribute to the health, welfare and well-being of the region’s residents. BEPA was not incorporated in 2009 on a whim – its formation as a legal entity was merely an attempt to institutionalize long-established charitable efforts. Bluefields Bay: Jamaican Seaside Villas was founded in 1982, and the resort’s guests have become enchanted enough by the local community to contribute with time and money ever since. Some major pre-BEPA achievements included: The donation of thirty computers to the Bluefields People’s Community Association that were used for computer literacy classes; Monthly stipends for the teachers at the Bluefields  Basic School for children aged three to five; Financial support for the Bluefields Fisherman’s Association, an organization dedicated to sustainable fishing practices; The building of flush toilets for Mearnsville...

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  • Helping around the Holidays

    Helping around the Holidays

    BEPA strives to make the holiday season a special time for the community’s residents. In December of 2011, we partnered with a local church to deliver holiday gifts, food, and supplies to those in need.

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  • Keeping the Community Clean

    Keeping the Community Clean

    The Bluefields Environmental Protection Association organizes and pays for the village of Bluefields to be kept clean. A team of three picks up any litter along the local coastline on a semi-monthly basis. In addition, BEPA paid for trash cans to be made and distributed along the community’s main...

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  • Sea Turtle Protection Program

    Sea Turtle Protection Program

    We are assisting with a valuable local ecological project: the the Sea Turtle monitoring program. This Hawksbill Turtle measuring 3 ft. X 2 ft. laid over 150 eggs on May 19th, 2012, which must be protected from poaching and other dangers. As a BEPA donor, you are helping to make this happen!

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