The Great Mangrove Cleanup, a large-scale community cleanup of the St. Thomas East End Reserves, is now expanding to include Salt River, St. Croix and Coral Bay, St. John.

According to the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or VI-EPSCoR, organizers estimate that nearly 5,000 pounds of trash were removed from mangrove shorelines of the East End Reserves in the 2018 and 2019 Great Mangrove Cleanup events, with more than 200 community members participating.