Sept. 26, 2003 Vessup Beach is a cleaner, healthier, more pleasant place to be thanks to the members of Rotary East who organized a beach cleanup last Saturday in conjunction with CoastWeeks 2003.
According to a release from Rotary East, Rotarians were assisted in the cleanup, which netted 41 bags of trash weighing 720 pounds, by students from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
This initiative was taken as a part of CoastWeeks 2003, in which various Virgin Islands groups joined the Ocean Conservancy in their annual international coastal cleanup. While The Ocean Conservancy officially calls the event an International Coastal Cleanup, locally and in some other locales it is commonly referred to as CoastWeeks.
The group also collected some larger items including wood, sails, the remains of an inflatable dinghy, batteries and "even a kitchen sink," Fiona Stuart, Rotary East member, said.
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