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Beach Advisory for January 20-24

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Jan. 20-24, 2020. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Sea Turtle Research Program Seeks Research Assistants/ Interns

This will be the 33rd straight year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP).

Audubon’s 2019 Christmas Bird Count Releases Results

This year’s Christmas Bird Count brought two surprise visitors to St. Croix. Three never seen before scarlet ibises took up early winter residence along...

V.I. Energy Office Notifies Businesses of Rebate Program

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that promotes the development and sale of high-quality energy-efficient products that exceed the federal specification for energy use.

STX Animal Center Joins With Others to Rescue Turtle

On Friday, Dec. 6, divers found a juvenile green sea turtle struggling with fishing line wrapped around her shell and flippers in the waters by Christiansted. V.I. and U.S. Fish & Wildlife representatives brought the turtle to Dr. Michelle Mehalick at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center for medical assistance.

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Alexandra Pierre of Haiti

The committee believes that the presentation of the award to Alexandra Pierre will highlight the importance of conservation efforts in Haiti and the role that courageous and dedicated individuals play.

DPNR Closes Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Area at Lang Bank to All Fishing

No harvest of any species is permitted within the delineated boundary of the Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Area from Dec. 1, 2019, until Feb. 28, 2020.

V.I. Energy Office Resumes Energy Star Rebate Program

Residents and small business owners can receive 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR products purchased in the U.S.V.I.

Division of Fish and Wildlife Reopens Red Hook Office

A sargassum accumulation along the shores of St. Thomas impacting the Red Hook community closed the office temporarily this year.

NOAA Marine Debris Program Gives UVI $100,000

This award will target removal of marine debris from mangrove shorelines on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

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