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Coastweeks Coastal Cleanup on St. Croix to Begin on Sept. 15

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) is organizing Coast Weeks under the theme, “Fighting for Trash Trees Seas.” This initiative forms part of TOC's International Coastal Cleanup starting on Sept. 15 through Oct. 31. An invitation is extended to everyone to plan a coastal clean-up.

Interested persons can join already established clean-up groups which include:

-          St. Croix Environmental Association

-          The St. Croix Educational Complex

-          UVI’s Psychology club

-          Department of Planning and Natural Resources

-          UVI’s Upward Bound

Individuals are also advised that they can initiate and organize a clean-up group.

Pre-cleanup presentations will be provided by VIMAS.  Clean-up gear and material to include trash bags, gloves, and data cards will also be provided.

Limited funding is available for transportation to and from the clean-up sites.

For more details and to organize or join an existing clean-up group, contact Marcia Taylor at (340) 692-4046.