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Sunday, October 1, 2023


CFVI Accepting Proposals for 2023 Funding From Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund

Funded by the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI, up to $5,000 is available to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.

DPNR Extends Deadline for Pesticide Businesses to Register

All pesticide agencies and commercial pesticide businesses must register with the DPNR Division of Environmental Protection.

Miss USVI to Compete at International Miss Earth 2023 Pageant

All are invited to follow her journey on social media and send her words of encouragement and support as she aims to bring the Miss Earth crown home to the Virgin Islands.

DPNR Celebrates COASTWEEKS With Beach Cleanups

COASTWEEKS is a nationwide effort coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy that has been happening for the past 30 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the help of many community partners.

USDA Awards St. George Village Botanical Garden $2.5M From Forest Service Grant Program

The grant, “Strength of Our R.O.O.T.S.: The Community's Reclamation of Our Trees & Soil in the St. George Village Botanical Garden, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,” is a conservation project that will plant trees in the St. George Village Botanical Garden and on school properties

CFVI Calls for Nominations for 2023 Euan P. McFarlane Award for Environmental Leadership

The award has long recognized individuals who demonstrated exemplary leadership on behalf of the environment in the insular Caribbean and whose efforts have been an inspiration for their home islands and served as models for the Caribbean region.

Public Notice: DPNR’s Intent to Establish Revised Water Quality Standards and Regulations for USVI

Water Quality Standards provide the framework for protecting, maintaining and improving water quality. 

Beach Advisory for August 12 – 18

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources did not perform water quality tests for the past week.

DPNR Urges Dust Control Measures, Both Natural and Man-Made

DPNR reminds all stakeholders, both commercial and residential, to always practice dust control measures.

Critical Habitat Protection Proposed for Green Sea Turtles in Florida, Hawai‘I, PR and USVI

“I’m relieved that green sea turtles are on their way to getting the habitat protection they need. These graceful marine turtles have come a long way, but healthy habitats will be key to their survival.”

Beach Advisory for July 15-21

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources did not perform water quality tests for the past week.

Beach Advisory for July 8-14

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources did not perform water quality tests for the past week.

DPNR Announces Registration Week for All Commercial Fishers

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 17-21, in both districts.

DPNR Reminds Boating Community to Look Out for Sea Turtles

Within the last month, five green sea turtles were found dead along the eastern shorelines of St. Croix.  All of these turtles sustained fracture wounds to their shells consistent with boat strike interactions.

Beach Advisory for Week of June 24-30

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program did not perform water quality tests for the past week.

CBCC to Create Stormwater Device Toolkit for Community Use With Interior’s Grant

Many of Coral Bay’s culverts and stormwater devices have been rendered useless over time or even “lost” to neighborhoods after the hurricanes. CBCC plans to change that.

Why Do Laughing Gulls Come to the Virgin Islands for the Summer?

There are no gulls in the Virgin Islands during the winter, but then the laughing gulls suddenly arrive right around the first of April. And like other spring visitors, they tend to come in groups and enjoy loud, amorous beach parties.

EPA Availability of $12M Through ‘Investing in America Agenda’ for Brownfields Job Training Grants

“EPA’s Brownfields Program invests in communities, turning brownfield sites into new hubs of economic growth and creating new, good-paying jobs in communities where workers live”

EPA Allocates $309,000 for Water Quality Monitoring to Protect Swimmers’ Health

The $309,000 grant is to support water quality monitoring at beaches to protect swimmers’ health in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

DPNR Congratulates Staff Scientists on Publications

The Division of Fish and Wildlife collaborates widely with agencies and research institutions to provide information on how to conserve, protect and restore ecosystems. These investigations represent high quality information on our ecosystems, animal populations and methods to investigate the natural world.



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