Hawksnest Beach Cleanup Continuing

Hawksnest dumpster

So if you’ve been lucky enough to be on St. John lately, you’ve likely noticed a good deal of work happening over at Hawksnest beach.

As you know, Hawksnest, and numerous beaches on St. John, sustained a good deal of tree damage during hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Virgin Island National Park continues to improve all of the beaches, and one of their latest projects includes some cleanup at Hawksnest beach. Over the past week or so, we’ve seen a good amount of tree debris being removed and overall cleanup happening.

“We’re doing some basic cleanup on the north shore beaches,” Dave Worthington, the chief, interpretation & resource management officer, told us. “We want to remove dead trees and branches that are loose and likely to end up in the water and on the reef when the swell is up. We’re not removing things that are rooted or firmly in the soil or sand. Some dead trees are being cut to make them shorter so that they aren’t a fall hazard, but they’ll remain in place. Areas where workers are entering and exiting the beach will be covered with branches and such when they’re done so we don’t end up with social trails. Anything green we’re leaving in place.”

I think they’re doing a great job at Hawksnest beach. Check out a few pics:

Hawksnest Clearing

Hawksnest Clearing near Pavillion

Lots of green!
Lots of green!

And for those of you who need a little more Hawksnest beach and bay in your lives, please check out this quick video we took…

Beautiful, isn’t it??!

That’s all we have for you today. Have a great day everyone!

6 thoughts on “Hawksnest Beach Cleanup Continuing”

  1. We will be there on Monday! Can’t wait! What beaches are in the best shape? In the past we have loved Honeymoon, cinnamon, jumbo and trunk.

  2. Highest of great memories there at Hawksnest Beach!! SUPER glad to hear they are making improvements! In my opinion, some of the best snorkeling in St. John -and with a beautiful beach….. one of our favorite places in the world 🙂

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