Ocean Week on St. John

"I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us." - Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

Let's do our part to help make a difference! Friends Ocean Week on St. John is October 18 to 23. Join Friends for a series of online seminars and a whole lot of beach cleanup!


Drunk Bay Beach Clean Up


Meet at Salt Pond Parking Lot at 9AM

Join us!   We would love to have you as part of our crew on Saturday October 23 to clean up Drunk Bay! We should be done by noon.  Please bring water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes as it is a walk to Drunk Bay and the beach is very rocky.  Gloves and bags will be provided.

Or you can head out on your own and pitch in to help clean another corner of our island.  Gloves and trash bags will be available in the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center and Gift Shop. Please place full bags and garbage in trash dumpsters and do not leave them beside park garbage bins.

Thank you for getting involved and helping keep our coast clean!

ocean week seminars

Ocean Week Seminars

Listen to one of our online seminars that have been recorded and learn more about our marine life and work being done to protect and conserve. 

Recorded Wednesday October 20

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Recorded Thursday October 21

Initiatives that Support Seagrass Meadows and Coral Reefs in the USVI

Recorded Friday October 22

An Underwater Scavenger Hunt: Cryptic Fish of St. John



Thanks to the sponsors cleaning up all these beaches.  If you would like to clean up one of the beaches below, please contact Jennifer Stone at jstone@friendsvinp.org.   Thank you for making a difference!


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

Cinnamon Bay - Get Trashed St. John, Erin Lieb

Maho BayMaho Crossroads

Princess Bay Virgin Islands Expedition Co, Michael Spivey/Liz Beal

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 - Friends of VINP, Jennifer Stone

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 - Cyndi Good

Calabash Beach -Coral Bay Community Council,

Leduck Island

Kiddel Bay - Kelly and Jason Larkin

Durloe Cays

Stevens Cay

Grootpan Bay

Whistling Cay - Maya Pierce