79.1 F
Cruz Bay
Sunday, July 25, 2021
HomeNewsLocal governmentCBCC Works With Community to Clean Up Old Hurricane Debris

CBCC Works With Community to Clean Up Old Hurricane Debris

Coral Bay Community Council and volunteers cleaning up boats at Coral Bay.

Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC), with the help of community members, is in the process of mobilizing grant funds to realize the common goal of cleaning up the shorelines of Coral Bay, St. John.

Hurricane debris, both underwater and on the shorelines of Coral Bay, still persists in many areas two years after the hurricanes. CBCC worked to secure two grants to pay for removing the debris and hauling it to the St. Thomas Bovoni Landfill: one from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands with funding provided by the Island Spirit Fund and a second grant from the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Coastal Zone Management Division. With the support of this grant funding, CBCC reached out to Coral Bay Community members as well as Coral Bay Yacht Club to work together in cleaning up the environment and protect the marine habitat.

Coral Bay Community Council leads the cleaning up of debris from Hurricane Maria.

In October, the cleanup process began. To date, over 85 cubic yards of debris, flotsam and jetsam have been removed from Johnson’s Bay shoreline, the Fortsberg shoreline, Hurricane Hole’s shoreline and throughout Coral Harbor underwater. Coral Bay Yacht Club designated the day after Thanksgiving, normally the annual regatta, as Cleanup Day, and 30 more volunteers helped to clean more hurricane debris — 40 more cubic yards!

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

Community response has been overwhelming as the partners work to make the storms of 2017 a distant memory. President Sharon Coldren said, “CBCC thanks the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands- Island Spirit Fund and DPNR CZM for grant funding to collect and haul away the debris. We also are truly grateful to many volunteers. We look forward to reducing more visible impacts from the hurricanes during the next few months, and wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,348FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
18 hours ago
Virgin Islands Source

Juju & Cece’s Lemonades and Treats is hosting a "Freco and Lemonade" event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cultured Naturals Body Care located on Company Street in Christiansted, St. Croix.

The business, Juju & Cece’s Lemonades, evolved from a summer project put together by 4-year-old Juliett Reid-Ventura and 3-year-old Gracie Reid-Ventura. #visource #usvi #supportlocalbusiness
... See MoreSee Less

Juju & Cece’s Lemonades and Treats is hosting a Freco and Lemonade event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cultured Naturals Body Care  located on Company Street in Christiansted, St. Croix. 

The business, Juju & Cece’s Lemonades, evolved from a summer project put together by 4-year-old Juliett Reid-Ventura and 3-year-old Gracie Reid-Ventura. #visource #usvi #supportlocalbusiness

Comment on Facebook

Cute as a button. Darling little princess. Please protect them

Make sure they Mask 😷 up.

Loving and trusting someone is such a risk and i don't wish any woman to be in the same shoes as i was sometime back when I caught my husband red-handed with my own best friend in our own bed. I couldn't believe it when I saw it and my heart started beating so fast and felt like my body is shaking then I ran straight to my elder sister's house. I cried so much and my sister left me to cry and told me it would help ease the pain I was feeling. Then she sat me down and asked me if I still love my husband and I told her yes of course, and she told me that we all learn and grow through mistakes and no one is perfect and told me that if I wanted my man back I should fight for him and never trust friends again.My sister told me to contact profisma+27783320386 who had helped her husband with financial issues and told me he will help me bring my man back. It took me weeks to think about it because we come from a strong religious background but things worsened because I could not even concentrate at work and i got fired, and after that, i remembered what my sister had told me about consulting with him. That's when I contacted him and told everything, he listened, and told me that he will solve all my problems in 48 hrs. Since it was my first time doing this, i could not believe his words just like that but i had to wait until the time he had promised. I was asked to buy materials to help me which I did, we begun the prayer and results were delivered in three days. My husband called me and asked me where I was, and he came straight to me and confessed how my best friend seduced him, and he was sorry to fall into her trap and showed me all the messages my best friend was sending to him and promised never to see her again and promised to love me and only me. That evening he took me to a romantic dinner, Since prophet isma helped me, I got a better paying job than the previous one, my husband is back to the old man I used to know and he loves me so much and does everything to see that am happy. Thank you so much prophet, your spells indeed work. If you're going through struggles, you can text him on WhatsApp +27783320386 or call him

Load more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email