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Beach Cleanup

October 19th, 2017 – Hull Bay post-hurricane beach cleanup this Saturday October 21, 2017.

Hull Bay cleanup starts at 8am, and goes until the beach is clean. It is sponsored by VI Green Team. Please bring gloves, rakes, water, trucks, and garbage bags. Divers and snorkelers to review underwater area for debris are welcome. This is a community event spearheaded by Richie Berry to clean up the beach and to save fallen trees that can be replanted. Scoops and Brew is bringing cold brew and giving out free ice-cream scoop coupons for participants. Hull Bay Hideaway will be open for lunch.

October 16th, 2017 – Magens Bay Cleanup Update.

Organizer Lee Eisenhauer reports that over 200 volunteers turned out on Saturday to help clean up the most popular beach in St. Thomas, Magens Bay. The beach suffered damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria to the shoreline, trees, and facilities. The event was scheduled to take place on both Saturday and SundaySunday’s activities were canceled due to heavy rain. There are plans to reschedule. Stay tuned.

October 13th, 2017 – Magens Bay post-hurricane beach cleanup October 14-15, 2017.

Magens Bay Beach Cleanup Saturday Oct 14 and Sunday Oct 15, 8am to 5pm. Needed: Chain Saw Crews, shovels, rakes, gloves, eye protection, first aid, pickup trucks, food, water, insect repellent, coolers, and the like. Allied is out of 20” chain saw blades until Thursday, Nibbs needs 6. I got 2-cycle oil and chain bar lube.

We have two sponsors; Southern Glaser’s and Plaza Extra Tutu. Thanks to John Sopsic and Willie Hamed who are supplying chain saws and much more.

As of this moment the beach is CLOSED until we, as a community, clear the debris to OPEN Magens Bay Beach. Hubert’s staff of 40 has done a super job up to now and this is a huge undertaking. Work begins on the road to Magens and continues to the ticket booths and beyond. No parking at the beach yet due to the debris but we hope we can clear parking in one day.

No swimming until DPNR gives the ok BUT we do need brave divers and snorkelers to certify the water safe and free from debris. We now have two divers for both Saturday and Sunday.

Due to the nature of the work and safety hazards we are asking for adults only this first go round. Be a part of this important community event and kindly commit your community service organization or group to adopt a spot and give a few hours or tools, or water or repost. Give as you can and we’ll ‘see you at the beach!’

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