Ocean Week on St. John

Join us for "Ocean Week on St. John" October 14-19th and help keep our beaches trash free!

The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline.  That passion for protecting our coastline and marine life is integral to what we do.

You can join the Friends on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 as we cleanup Drunk Bay in Virgin Islands National Park OR sign up below to 'adopt a beach' with your own crew!   And when you are done with the work, Maho Crossroads is offering all volunteers a free drink and hosting an Ocean Week after party on Saturday, October 19!

Adopt A Beach

These awesome volunteers have commited to adopt a beach and clean it at least twice a year during Ocean Week and on Earth Day. If you would like adopt a beach, please contact Jennifer Stone - The Friends will provide gloves and trash bags for your clean up events. 

Salomon - St. John Brewers, Kevin Chipman

Honeymoon Beach, Scott Beach and Henley Bay Beach - VI EcoTours, Sybille Sorrentino

Hawksnest - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Suki Buchalter

Jumbie - St. John Rotary, BJ Harris

Trunk Bay - Gifft Hill School, Jennifer Sampsell

Cinnamon Bay - Sun Oct 13 /10am-1pm - Get Trashed St. John, Erin Lieb

Maho Bay - St. John Organics, Lisbeth Boger / Maho Crossroads

Princess Bay - Sat Oct 19/8am - Virgin Islands Expedition Co, Michael Spivey

Francis Bay

Leinster Bay

Brown Bay

Haulover(N) - St. John Land Conservancy, Raf & Thia Muilenberg

Haulover(S)/Dreekets Bay - Reef2Peak, Jenn Russ

Salt Pond/Drunk Bay - Sat Oct 19 /9am-12pm - Friends of VINP, Tonia Lovejoy

Great Lameshur Bay

Little Lameshur

Reef Bay


Klein Bay - Holiday Homes, Miles Stair

Hart Bay - Chocolate Hole Landowners Ass., John Hill

Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay - Coconut Coast Studios, Elaine Estern

Cruz Bay - Julius Sprauve School

Privateer Bay - Island Green Living Association, Doug White

Europa Bay

Friis Bay

Denis Bay

Calabash Beach - Thurs Oct 17 /9am -Coral Bay Community Council, Mary Vargo

Leduck Island

Kiddel Bay - Kelly and Jason Larkin

Durloe Cays

Stevens Cay

Grootpan Bay

Whistling Cay -
Maya Pierce

Sunscreen Trade In : Save Our Coral Reefs

In 2020 sunscreen that is damaging our coral reefs will be banned in the USVI! Get a head start on cleaning out your old sunscreen! Get 15% off reef safe sunscreen when you trade in your old stuff at Friends of the Park storeBamboula, Lulee and Just Beach in Mongoose Junction, High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill store, Paradise Lumber, and VI Body Spa on St. John and over in St. Croix, at Sweet Bottom Dive Center and Cane Bay Dive Shop

If you are a retailer Interested in participating, please contact us: Jennifer Stone, / (340) 779-4940.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you a business owner interested in adopting a beach for the year? Contact us to sponsor our "Adopt a Beach" program, which helps to fund critical marine protection programs in the park.

Tonia Lovejoy 779-4940.

Ocean Week 2019 Gallery

Thank you to everyone who adopted beaches, volunteered, picked up trash, and switched out their sunscreen for reef safe options!

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