Advocacy is at the core of SEA’s mission. Concern about a development proposed for an inappropriate location gave birth to SEA in 1986. SEA has done the hard scientific work to understand the unique value of St. Croix’s environment and the interconnected ecosystems from the ridge line of our hills to the reefs in the surrounding waters. We apply this science and understanding in developing positions on environmental issues.
Promoting “the conservation of environmental resources” is a key element of SEA’s mission. The unique habitats and natural resources of the Southgate Coastal Reserve (SCR) are one important focus of SEA’s direct conservation activities. The Southgate Coastal Reserve and other sites that SEA owns or manages offer SEA the opportunity to apply the best conservation practices available.
Children have long been the focus of SEA’s education program. Using age-appropriate environmental learning modules, SEA’s educators deliver those programs to nearly 2,000 elementary school children every year through visits to public schools, special programs such as Eco-Fair, and through SEA’s summer programs provided in cooperation with the many summer camps scheduled throughout the island.