SEEP – Wemyss Bight

The South Eleuthera Emergency Partners saw the need to construct an Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in a central location south of Rock Sound in an effort to reduce the response time to the surrounding communities from forty-five minutes to fifteen minutes. The building will be fully sustainable with such features as rain water harvesting, natural ventilation and lighting, waste water gardening, composting drop off and community gardening. Like the EOC at Tarpum Bay, the building is designed for multiple purposes and will also serve as a venue for the local community farmers market.

The building is 95% complete. Additional funding of $50,000 is required for completion..

Landscaping needs:

  • Creation of native plant bed
  • Creation of compost drop off site
  • Community Gardening

Building needs:

  • Paint for Interior & Exterior wall
  • Electrical installation
  • Office Desk & Chair / Filing Cabinet

Emergency Services

South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP) is a community-led organization that serves and enriches the community of South Eleuthera by providing fire and medical transport services, as well as community outreach programs. SEEP envisions creating safer communities by establishing a network of emergency operation centers that provide essential community services. This will lead to community growth as well as economic development which will continue to benefit future generations.

We currently operate two Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) which serve multiple purposes.

Partners

  • One Eleuthera Foundation
  • The Rotary Club of Eleuthera
  • The Royal Bahamas Police Force
  • Island Journeys

Programs

  • Invasive Species Removal & Mulching Program
  • Recycling Art Program
  • Road Safety Awareness Program
  • Fire Safety & Prevention
  • Health Fair
  • Community Gardening
  • Farmers & Craft Market

Cancer Prevention

Programs

  • IPreventative Education & Care
  • Healthy Living – Nutrient, Diet, Fitness
  • Support Programs
  • Organic Farming
  • Composting

Partners

  • South Eleuthera Emergency Partners
  • Island Journeys
  • Rotary Club of Eleuthera
  • One Eleuthera Foundation
  • Cancer Society of The Bahamas
  • Emory School of Nursing
  • The Family Medical Center
  • Department of Public Health

Educational Build

With less than 100 residents, the settlements of Bannerman Town, Millars and John Millars are perhaps the least developed settlements on the island of Eleuthera. The student population of less than forty must be transported to school by bus approximately twelve miles for primary students and thirty miles for the secondary students. It is important to note that, once these students leave their respective schools, they have no access to a library, computer, or internet service to assist them with their home assignments.

The Bannerman Town, Millars & John Millars Association recognized the need to establish a community center which would be equipped with a small library and computer lab. The Center would also provide residents with a venue for public meetings and socials. There is still the need for assistance with youth programming and skills training programs.

Programs

  • Basic Computer skills
  • Women Empowerment programs

Partners

  • Invasive Species Removal & Mulching Program
  • Recycling Art Program
  • Road Safety Awareness Program
  • Fire Safety & Prevention
  • Health Fair
  • Community Gardening
  • Farmers & Craft Market