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:
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!