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Coastweeks, or the International Coastal Cleanup is a nationwide effort coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy and for the past 30 years, they have inspired millions of people to assist with the cause for healthier seas. Each year, The Ocean Conservancy mobilizes communities to help organize and participate in beach cleanups whilst recording/documenting data such as what kinds of trash they pick up and how much. You can join the effort to reduce marine debris from our coasts to help keep our islands clean! Contact us today to see hw you can help! 
Click the button below to make a pledge; see how many single-use plastic items you can eliminate from your daily life to help make a difference.

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-CLEANUP LOGISTICS-

Each cleanup is led by a site captain who will provide data sheets to volunteers to assist with the recording of the types, quantity, and weight of debris. To familiarize with yourself with the data form, you can view/print the Coastweeks data form or click on the data sheet below. At each cleanup, supplies should be provided to include items such as trash bags, buckets, pencils, gloves, and water. Most cleanups start promptly at 9:00 AM but volunteers so volunteers should aim to arrive at the specified time. Site captains are encouraged to make their cleanups as close to zero-waste as possible so water will be provided; however, volunteers should bring a reusable cup/bottle.
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-2019 HIGHLIGHTS-

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-HISTORIC / CURRENT DATA-

Click on any of the following links to view the data collected for that specific year. This data is great for teachers who want to have access to data sets, teach graphing skills to their students, and observe trends between years of data collection.


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Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672 / St. Croix (340) 692-4046
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu) / St. Croix (mtaylor@uvi.edu)
Website: http://vimas.uvi.edu
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Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands

St. Thomas                                                St. Croix
#2 John Brewers Bay                                 RR#1, 10,000 Kingshill
St. Thomas, USVI 00802                           St. Croix, USVI 00850-9781

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