January 2018: The Virgin Islands has been recovering in the aftermath of September 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened! We are welcoming visitors back; and look forward to welcoming you! Learn more on the Recovery Blog.
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Beach Cleanup

Brewers Bay Beach Clean Up
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Join us to clean up Brewers Beach! Meet by the bathrooms on the left side for trash bags. Bring friends and reusable water bottles. We look forward to seeing you there!

Frenchtown Shoreline Clean Up
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Meet by the boats in front of the Quetel building and lets clean up the shoreline!

November 23rd, 2017 – Volunteers Needed for Clean Streets Initiative

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) in partnership with Department of Natural Resources- Costal Zone Management (DPNR-CZM) and the Virgin Islands Conservation Society (VICS) is holding another community cleanup starting at 9 AM on Dec. 2 at Hull Bay.

“As we continue to recover, it’s important to give our coastal zone a leg up and remove debris from the roadsides and ghuts. I’m especially excited to clean up the road leading to Hull Bay as it was the site of the first cleanup I ever attended many years ago with the Friends of Hull Bay environmental group,” said Kristina K. Edwards, Coastal Zone Management (CZM) E and O Coordinator.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Hull Bay beach. There will be an in-water cleanup as well as a roadside cleanup.
“This is the second cleanup in the Clean Streets initiative started by CZM and VIMAS. We look forward to expanding to the rest of the territory,” said Howard Forbes Jr., VIMAS coordinator.

Participants interested in cleaning in water debris should bring their snorkel gear and likewise, participants cleaning the roadsides should wear appropriate clothing.

For more information, please call (340) 513-7203 or email howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu

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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