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A carelessly discarded chip bag floats in the territory's otherwise beautiful blue waters. (Alain M Brin, Blue Glass Photography)

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Earth Day

I am old enough to remember the first, wildly hopeful Earth Day, April 22, 1970. I was 20 years old. I also remember the release of Rachel Carson’s seachanging book “Silent Spring” – which inspired not only the first Earth Day but also the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Beach Advisory for April 15-19

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 15-19, 2019. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Report Set for Release on Regional Synergetic Action on Use of Coral Reefs, Mangroves,...

The development of the report on the State of Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean (SoMH) and the Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the Valuation, Protection and/or Restoration of Key Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean 2021-2030 (RSAP) will result in new tools for the sustainable management of coastal resources regionally.

National Marine Fisheries Extends Comment Period for Importation of Captive Dolphin

NMFS is responding to the public’s request for an extension of the public comment period and public hearing on an application submitted by the Chicago Zoological Society for the importation of three bottlenose dolphins from Coral World for public display.

USDA Announces Sign-Up for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program; Deadline Is May 10

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in FY 2019. The program provides many benefits including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and increased resilience to weather extremes.

UVI Invites All to Reef Fest 2019 to Learn About Conservation

The outdoor event will feature its usual lineup of activities to include live musical entertainment, exciting presentations, environmental exhibitions and raffle prizes. There is no admission fee; individuals of all ages are welcomed to take part in fun activities.

NOAA Advises Public of Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing Mutton, Lane Snapper

This closure begins at 12:01 a.m., local time, on April 1, 2019, and extends through 11:59 p.m., local time, June 30, 2019.

Beach Advisory for March 25-29

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 25-29, 2019. All sampled beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.

Coral World Ocean Park, American Airlines Rescue Injured Sea Turtle

On Feb. 28, Coral World Ocean Park received a call that a sea turtle had stranded at the bottom of the Bolongo Bay cliffs. When the rescuers clambered down the cliff, they found a sub-adult, green sea turtle lying on its back.
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata), one of the Caribbean’s most important reef-building species. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Grants Available Under Coral Reef and Natural Resources Initiative

The goal of the CRNR Initiative is to improve the health of coral reef ecosystems and other natural resources in the U.S. insular areas for their long-term economic and social benefit.

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