Coastweeks clean-up program begins Saturday
Published: September 16, 2013
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The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is partnering with the University of the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service Division and the Friends of the National Park by being a part of the 28th Annual Ocean Conservancy Coastweeks International Coastal Clean Up. Coastweeks clean-up activities begin Saturday and run thruough Oct. 31.
Here is a list of the planned activities in the territory
- Columbus Landing on St. Croix, 8 a.m. Volunteers: Good Hope Country Day School.
- Frederiksted Pier, 8 a.m. Volunteers: St. Croix Educational Complex and CRABBS Dive Club.
- Brewers Bay on St. Thomas, 8:30 a.m. Coastweeks start-up party at noon. Volunteers: UVI and Friends of the Community.
- Dorsch Beach on St. Croix, 9 a.m. Volunteers: Central High School ROTC.
- Half-Penny Beach on St. Croix, 9 a.m. Volunteers: UVI Psychology Club.
- Drunk Bay on St. John, 9 a.m. Volunteers: Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, UVI and Friends of the Community.
- Hull Bay on St. Thomas, 9 a.m. Volunteers: St. Thomas Yacht Club, UVI and Friends of the Community.
- Tutu and Mandahl Beaches on St. Thomas, 9 a.m. Volunteers: Environmental Association of St. Thomas (EAST), UVI and Friends of the Community.
- Water Bay (near Coral World) on St. Thomas, 9 a.m. Volunteers: Coral World, Blue Flag, Coki Beach Dive Club, UVI and Friends of the Community. Clean Up will be in the water and on land; first 20 participants will get a free day pass to Coral World.
- Altoona Lagoon on St. Croix, 9 a.m. Volunteers: UVI Science 100 Class.
- Fortuna Beach on St. Thomas, 9 a.m. Volunteers: Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation, UVI and Friends of the Community.
- Vessup Beach on St. Thomas, 9 a.m. Volunteers: UVI And Friends of the Community.
Volunteers are needed for each event.
All volunteers should wear sunscreen, a hat, closed-toe shoes and clothing that can get wet as cleaning takes place along the shoreline. Also, bring plenty of water, preferably in a reusable bottle along with a snack. Trash bags, gloves and data cards will be provided to collect and tally items collected during the clean-up.
Community groups and organizations can coordinate their own event with the assistance from the major coordinators on each island.
To plan or participate in a clean-up, contact Kayla Tennant on St. Thomas at 998-5787 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Marcia Taylor on St. Croix at 692-4046 or email@example.com; or Karen Jarvis on St. John at 779-4940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.