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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match.

 

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2016-05-01 19:00:00
Early Registration for Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Ends Friday, May 6

The 13th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be held on Sunday, May 29, in the beautiful, protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park. Early registration will end Friday. May 6.

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2016-04-30 01:18:53
Beach Advisory for April 25-29

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-04-29 00:50:08
Environment — St. Thomas
St. Thomas East End Reserves Develops Management Plan, Holds Open House

 

The St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER) is a territorial marine protected area which encompasses several existing protected areas (Cas Cay / Mangrove Lagoon, St. James, and Compass Point Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries) into one comprehensive management unit.
A management plan for STEER has been developed with the participation of representatives from community groups, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the University of the Virgin Islands and The Nature Conservancy. The management plan was developed using The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process and is a five-year strategic plan that outlines management actions to be taken, funding resources, and recommendations for sustainable and effective management of the reserves. It will serve to guide conservation and sustainable use activities in the east end reserves to maximize the ecological, economic and cultural benefits for the U.S.V.I. community. As part of the CAP process, a vision for STEER was formed: to restore and maintain a functional coastal ecosystem that promotes sustainable recreation opportunities and community engagement.
An open house will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club to announce finalization of the plan.  STEER stakeholders have dedicated their time and energy to develop and finalize the plan.  Please help us celebrate.  We will also hear from two UVI graduate students who are conducting exciting research in STEER.
For more information about STEER and the process for developing the management plan, visit groups.google.com/group/steer-stakeholders or contact Anne Marie Hoffman at ahoffman@tnc.org.

 

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