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- Description -

Coastweeks, or International Coastal Cleanup is an initiative set forth by The Ocean Conservancy and for the past 30 years, they have inspired millions of people to assist with the cause for healthier seas. Each year, The Ocean Conservancy mobilizes communities to help organize and participate in beach cleanups whilst recording/documenting data such as what kinds of trash they pick up and how much. This data is then returned to The Ocean Conservancy who then analyze and generate a yearly report summarizing all the data collected from all participating countries.   

Pascal Bryan and Amber LaPlace of theYouth Ocean Explorers Summer Program reflect on the harmful effects of pollution and the importance of using the three Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle).


- Coastweeks Data Form -

To familiarize with yourself with the data form, you can click here to view/print the Coastweeks data form. 
For convenience, after your cleanup has concluded you can click on  "Coordinator Data Form" to enter all of your data electronically.


- Event Logistics -

Here is a list of clean-ups / dates that we have currenty. If you would like to schedule a clean-up (supplies can be provided), please contact Howard Forbes Jr (340-693-1672) for St. Thomas clean-ups or Marcia Taylor (340-692-4046) for St. Croix clean-ups.

  • September 16th: Kick-off clean-up at Brewers Bay beach. 9:00 AM
  • September 30th: Coki Point clean-up. 9:00 AM
  • October 14th: Mangrove Clean-up within S.T.E.E.R. 9:00 AM

- Historic / Current Data -

Click on any of the following links to view the data collected for that specific year. This data is great for teachers who want to have access to data sets, teach graphing skills to their students, and observe trends between years of data collection. 


- Contact Us-

Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672 / St. Croix (340) 692-4046
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu) / St. Croix (mtaylor@uvi.edu)
Website: http://vimas.uvi.edu
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Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands

St. Thomas                                                  St. Croix
#2 John Brewers Bay                                 RR#1, 10,000 Kingshill
St. Thomas, USVI 00802                           St. Croix, USVI 00850-9781