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USDA-NRCS Caribbean Area Partners for Conservation Funding Opportunity Is Posted

“We see positive impacts when we work with our conservation partners to deliver conservation education and assistance to our clients,” said Luis Cruz-Arroyo, NRCS Caribbean Area director.

VITEMA Is Monitoring Volcanic Activity on St. Vincent and the Grenadines

While there is no current threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, VITEMA officials remain in continual contact with the National Weather Service in Puerto Rico and the United States Geological Survey.

Beach Advisory for April 5-9

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 5, – April 9, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Give Some ‘Green’ for Island Green; Enter to Win a Dream Trip to Paradise

Valued at approximately $10,000, the seven-night “Two Tickets to Paradise” vacation trip includes accommodations for two, air travel, car rental, meals at some of the island’s best restaurants, and fabulous activities.

WAPA to Add Wind Energy to Power Mix; Wind Farm to Be Built at...

Under terms of the agreement, Advance Power will develop, finance, permit, design, construct, test, operate and maintain a wind farm at Bovoni Point on St. Thomas.

USDA Extends Application Deadlines for 2021 Conservation Program Funding

(NRCS) has extended the application deadlines for conservation and easement programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands until April 30.

Donald Trump’s Parting Gift to the People of St. Croix: The Reopening of One...

Environmentalists say Trump’s EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice.

Adventures In Diving STX Uses Raffle to Help Combat Coral Disease

Since the first sighting of the coral disease on St. Croix, a group of dedicated volunteers and representatives from various partners, known as the STX Strike Team, have been treating corals in three designated areas.

Coast Guard, Government Agencies Conduct Oil Spill Response Exercise at Limetree Bay Refinery

The government-led functional exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

VI Conservation Society Selects Valerie Peters as New Executive Director

Peters’ goal in this new position is to expand the society’s role from environmental education and advocacy to serving as community liaison.

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