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Nov. 2, 2001 – Northside Civic Organization and Hull Bay Hideaway are sponsoring a Hull Bay Beach cleanup starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 11
At the last cleanup, 18 truckloads of items that don't belong on the beach were carted away – including pieces of roofs, sunken boats and cars, said Ann Durante-Arnold of the Northside organization.
That event, several months ago, was the first comprehensive cleanup since Hurricane Marilyn, and Arnold doesn't anticipate those "big ticket" items in this cleanup.
A number of groups and individuals have made donations, which has allowed the organizers to hire Beachy Clean to come in after the people do their work.
Using a machine with several levels of fine screening, they will sift the sand to remove smokers' butts, broken glass, and similar small debris. Hull Bay has more granular sand than some other V.I. beaches, said Arnold, but the firm's various screens can handle the problem.
Caribbean Landscaping will be at the site to advise volunteers on appropriate tree pruning. Organizers also hope some divers will come to take charge of cleaning up the nearshore waters.
They still need a donation of garbage bags. And, of course, on the 11th, all volunteers with some time, shovels, rakes and gloves are needed.
The Northside Civic Organization hopes Hull Bay cleanups will be held every six months.
Other activities of the organization, Arnold said, include a Nov. 25th meeting on roads, sewers, tot lots and property at Hull Bay that was donated for a park. Officials from V.I. Public Works and Housing, Parks and Recreation departments have been invited to attend to discuss those matters.

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