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! Ocean Week on St. John is October 18 to 23 in conjunction with Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup. Join Friends for a series of online seminars (schedule available in early October) and a whole lot of beach cleanup!

Twice a year in April and October volunteers and sponsors get to work to keep St. John beaches clean!  During Ocean Week (October 18-22) gloves and trash bags will be available in the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center so everyone can pitch in to help clean a beach or a corner of our island in their own time!  Please place full bags and garbage in trash dumpsters and do not leave them beside park garbage bins.  Take photos and share them!  Thank you for getting involved and helping!

Or you can join us!   We would love to have you as part of our crew on Saturday October 23 to clean up Drunk Bay! Meeting point is Salt Pond parking lot at 9:00am.  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.

Let's Get Dirty! Help Keep Our Beaches Trash Free!

Beach Clean up


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

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

Calabash Beach -Coral Bay Community Council,

Leduck Island

Kiddel Bay - Kelly and Jason Larkin

Durloe Cays

Stevens Cay

Grootpan Bay

Whistling Cay - Maya Pierce

Ocean Week Gallery