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Community Asked to Volunteer at 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Kickoff on Sept. 19

September 19, marks the kickoff of the Ocean Conservancy’s 30th Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).  The annual international Coastal Cleanup is held from Sept. 19, through Oct. 31. The Virgin Islands community is asked to volunteer on Sept. 19, at Brewers Bay, on St. Thomas, and Columbus Landing, on St. Croix. Teachers and other environmental groups are encouraged to either participate in this cleanup or schedule a cleanup of their own up to Oct. 31. For more information on scheduling a beach cleanup or other VIMAS related activities, contact St. Thomas VIMAS Coordinator Howard Forbes, Jr. at (340) 693-1672 or For activities on St. Croix contact Marcia Taylor at (340) 693-4046 or