Reef Jam - Sunday May 29th - from 1 - 10pm.
STX - Rhythms & Rainbow Beach
Are you going? Coming from STT to enjoy the event! Great music including Kurt!
I found it annoying that they are telling people not to bring coolers. The bar there can never keep up with the demand and if you're not a regular you are going to be waiting 20 minutes. I'd be happy not to bring one but I'm not going to fight a bunch of rowdy drunks to just get a water or coke. All beaches are public and they really have no way to stop anyone.
The cause, as stated at http://reefjam.com/:
"...the biggest celebration of coral reef and the marine environment in the V.I.! Reef Jam is hosting its fourth annual event to 'encourage marine conservation and stewardship through community education and outreach.' "
"All funds raised at the event go back to the St. Croix community in the form of Mini-Grants. “The Reef Jam 2010 Mini-Grant winners will be on hand to show what great things they have been doing for the reef with the money raised last year.” "
Agree great cause! I do my part for the reefs by propagating rare coral species in aquaria an then shipping fragments back to damaged reefs where the species may have been lost. The Caribbean elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, is a threatened species and a propagation program in the VI would be great! I'd volunteer to help (or get it started).
The Recycling Association is also kicking off the Good-To-Go cup campaign at Reef Jam. For more info see:
The Good-to-Go cup is a great idea but man oh man they have a lot of work to do. They're up against a culture that LOVES foam. It's not uncommon to see someone order to go food at a restaurant and then eat at the bar.
In the same vein, restaurants/bars are reluctant to move to biodegradable to go boxes due to cost. Foam is light (cheap freight) and cheap to buy. Everybody is green friendly until they see the price tag and say "Uh, we'll stick with foam".
Not all restaurants, but most.