Honoring a friend of Mandahl Bay

Fred Watts loved to walk the beach of Mandahl Bay with his dogs at his side, enjoying the peace, solitude and beauty of this bay.  As his grand children came along, they too joined him as he shared one of his favorite places and made priceless memories.  For 35 years, Fred loved this bay and worked on saving it and preserving it.


On June 17, 2015, Fred Watts passed away calmly and peacefully, surrounded by family, love and music.  Fred is survived by his wife, Polly; son, Colin; daughter, Karen; four granddaughters, Austen, Sydney, and Spencer Watts, Abigail Farrington; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Cassie.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Magens Bay Shed No. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.

In honor of Fred, and as a lasting tribute, The Watts family requests friends make a donation to Save Mandahl Bay, a cause Fred strongly supported.  Please make checks payable to VICS (VI Conservation Society) noting Save Mandahl Bay in the memo line, 4126 Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 – or by credit cards http://virginislandsconservationsociety.org

Thank you to The Watts Family… we will always and fondly remember Fred.





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:  https://www.facebook.com/missionblue?ref=br_tf


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 SaveMandahlBay.com


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!