Mission and Objective

The Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation (EWEF) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Emilio Wilson Estate. The Foundation’s mission statement reads as follows:

The protection, conservation and preservation of the entire Emilio Wilson Estate and all associated man-made as well as natural monuments in order to maintain the integrity of Sint Maarten’s history, culture and natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

The overall objectives of the Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation are as follows:

  • To obtain the Emilio Wilson Estate property and to establish it as a Natural, Cultural and Historical Park for the benefit of present and future generations.
  • To facilitate, stimulate and promote educational programs and activities on the importance of the Emilio Wilson Estate’s Natural, Cultural and Historical aspects.
  • To promote the preservation, conservation, restoration and study of historical monuments and artefacts present at the Emilio Wilson Estate.
  • To preserve Sint Maarten’s various species of Flora and Fauna found at the Emilio Wilson Estate.
  • To facilitate the establishment of environmentally friendly agricultural and aqua-cultural stations in specially designated areas of the Emilio Wilson Estate.
  • Promotion of public awareness through the production of publications and media presentations, facilitation and organization of activities, educational programs and assistance to archaeological and biological research on the Emilio Wilson Estate.
  • To obtain sustainable financial resources to achieve and manage the EWEF’ s goals.
  • To pursue co-management agreements with the Sint Maarten National Heritage Foundation, the Nature Foundation of Sint Maarten and the Emilio Wilson Historical and Cultural Park Foundation once the EWEF has achieved structural and financial stability.