September 14, 2017 • tracy.guyton
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On September 6th, 2017 the island of Barbuda was devastated by Hurricane Irma - the strongest hurricane ever recorded in Caribbean waters. Rebuilding will take months to years, and hundreds of millions of dollars.
Manhattanville Biology Professor Nancy Todd, and Associate Professor Wendy McFarlane are members of The Barbuda Ecological Research Group, which has started a fundraising campaign to give back to the schools and the families on the island. "The island of Barbuda is near and dear to us, due to our extensive research program that encompasses sea turtle ecology, and island biodiversity. The devastation the people of this tiny Caribbean island have experienced as a result of Hurricane Irma is heartbreaking to us", said Professor McFarlane.
"Many of the island’s people have cared for our children and ensured our safety, well-being, and success during yearly trips to their island for the past 7 years. We are so very thankful to them for supporting us in our endeavors, and also for the relationships we have formed."
Please visit the Go Fund Me page to read more about the fundraising campaign.