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VIMAS to Host Annual Coast Weeks Beach Clean-up

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will mobilize scores of volunteers for its annual Coast Weeks beach clean-up. This initiative is being held in commemoration of the Ocean Conservancy’s 34th International Coastal Cleanup being celebrated under the theme “Turn the Tide on Trash – Every Tiny Piece Matters”

These annual beach clean-ups serve to assist VIMAS with data collection as they work to better understand what types of trash are commonly found on Virgin Islands’ beaches and how much.

This year’s event will see volunteers beginning their clean-up efforts at John Brewers Bay and then proceeding to other beaches.

While traditionally the international event is recognized on the third Saturday in September, VIMAS will extend its activities well into October.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.