One of the few remaining marine environments

profleMahdahl Bay is one of the few remaining marine environments is St. Thomas. 
By Michael and Catherine Von Hatten – VI Daily News, February 10, 2015

As property owners in Mandahl Estates, we are writing to express our opposition to the proposed development of the Mandahl Bay area. We believe the proposal will have a negative impact on the environment, benefits a few at the expense of many, and violates the terms of the original grant. Additionally, it has a negative impact on those whose property is adjacent to the development. Continue reading


Mandahl Bay for the People

profleMandahl Bay for the People
By Charlie Davis, Mandahl Resident –  VI Daily News, February 3, 2015

A well respected St John educator told me “Now I know how the American Indian felt when he was put on a reservation.” I feel much the same way here on St Thomas as I see more and more of our precious green space, shoreline and local lifestyle under attack by outside exploiters. Specifically, I am referring to the proposed development at Mandahl Bay by The Port of Mandahl group which is a subsidiary of Transcontinental Realty Investors, a New York Stock Exchange Company. Continue reading

Once it’s gone…

Every day letters like these are being sent to our local news sources. Read what people are saying about Saving Mandahl Bay

profleMandahl Bay: Once it is gone, it is gone forever
Bonnie J. Jackson, former St. Thomas resident
VI Daily News, December 19, 2014

When I was younger my family owned two houses high up in Estate Mandahl. I fondly remember my summers there as well as working there as an adult. I hope to return when I retire. As a former dive master in St. Thomas and a professional fisheries biologist, I have seen habitat degradation and destruction first hand on other islands due to land development. Continue reading

Word is spreading

Sturgeon General Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue project is helping to spread the word
about Saving Mandahl Bay! Visit the Mission Blue page at:


Developers are planning to construct a large scale hotel and marina on a sensitive tropical wetlands area teeming with rare, endangered and protected wildlife at Mandahl Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Support the efforts of


Mission Blue is a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, a 501c3 organization, which was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”

We thank Sylvia Earle and Mission Blue for supporting our efforts to Save Mandahl Bay.

Please share the Mission Blue film with your family this holiday season!

We can build wealth…

Every day letters like these are being sent to our local news sources.  Read what people are saying about Saving Mandahl Bay.

profleWe can build wealth without ruining Mandahl Bay!
By Caroline A. Browne –  St. Thomas Source, December 10, 2014

These days when I hear the words “economic development and jobs” in the same sentence, my brain perks up with questions. Who is this economic development going to benefit? Who will work in these jobs? Will this economic development get us out of the debt created by all the other economic developments? How much will this economic development cost our community in the short term, midway and into future generations? What will be the environmental impact/cost to our islands and the socio-economic dynamics? Continue reading

Save the Environment…

Every day letters like these are being sent to our local news sources. Read what people are saying about Saving Mandahl Bay

profleSave the environment, save Mandahl Bay!
By Kirk Boeger – St. Thomas Source, December 10, 2014

I live above Mandahl Bay, where nature thrives in a healthy ecosystem. It is one of the few remaining areas of its kind in the entire Territory. As you have surely heard and seen, Mandahl Bay is the proposed location of a new hotel, marina, condominium, and commercial development. This is not just a little development; this is being touted as the “Port of Mandahl”, with intentions of making this into a Red Hook type of area. Continue reading