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Media Invited to Cover Coastweeks Beach Cleanup

UVI hosts coastweeks beach cleanups on st. thomas and st. croix

This weekend marks the beginning of Coastweeks Beach cleanup activities across the Virgin Islands.  Members of the media are invited to cover the first Coastweeks Beach Cleanup scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. on John Brewer’s Bay Beach, located across from the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus. There are also beach cleanups on St. Croix, with volunteers from various University of the Virgin Islands student organizations.

The events are expected to draw hundreds of volunteers from the community to rid the beach of debris and garbage.

The Coastweeks cleanup is coordinated by the University of the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Services (VIMAS).  There will be ample opportunities for interviews and photos.

What:  Coastweeks Beach Cleanup – St. Thomas

When:  Saturday, Sept. 19

Time:   9 a.m.  

Where:  John Brewer’s Beach (across from University of the Virgin Islands)

Contact: Howard Forbes, VIMAS Coordinator, (340) 693-1672.

 What:  Coastweeks Beach Cleanup – St. Croix

When:  Saturday, Sept. 19

Time:  9 a.m.  

Where: Dorsch Beach (Frederiksted)

Contact: Marcia Taylor, STX Coastweeks Coordinator, (340) 692-4046

What:  Coastweeks Beach Cleanup – St. Croix

When:  Saturday, Sept. 19

Time:  7 a.m.  

Where: Cane Bay

Contact: Marcia Taylor, STX Coastweeks Coordinator, (340) 692-4046

What:  Coastweeks Beach Cleanup – St. Croix

When:  Sunday, Sept. 20

Time:  9 a.m. 

Where: Little Bay on Altoona Lagoon

Contact:  Marcia Taylor, STX Coastweeks Coordinator, (340) 692-4046