Derelict Vessel Removal
Derelict Vessel Removal from Coral Harbor – NOAA Grant
CBCC received $90,000 in grant funds from the NOAA Marine Debris Program and NOAA Restoration Center for a significant marine debris removal project in Coral Bay, St. John in 2014 to early 2016. The project focused on removing derelict vessels in Coral Harbor and cleaning up marine debris along shorelines, in mangroves and in the boat mooring areas. CBCC committed to providing in-kind services and funds for a total project value of nearly $140,000, and ultimately the value was much more. Coral Bay, particularly the “Inner Coral Harbor”, is an area that is a rich and diverse habitat of mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs. It is an important nursery habitat for various species, some of which are threatened or endangered.
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