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Community Residents Revitalize and Beautify Point Udall

Local nurse Kathleen Arnold Lewis mobilized a beautification initiative accompanied by a group of volunteers, including her daughter, son and family friends.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for, Possession of Queen Conch Begins June 1

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession on board a fishing vessel of queen conch.

Beach Advisory for May 25-29

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

Explore and Learn About Caribbean Wetlands During National Wetlands Month

May is American Wetlands Month, a time to celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems and the wonderful ways wetlands enrich the environment and people’s lives.

V.I. National Park Expands Water Quality Testing

Virgin Islands National Park on St. John has expanded its water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas of the park and within Hurricane Hole in V.I. Coral Reef National Monument.

Roach Encourages Residents to Be Prepared for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation has information readily available to ensure that residents are adequately informed on hurricane preparedness tips, facts on insurance policies, and coverage requirements.

Coral World Reaches Across Atlantic to Videoconference Guided Tour for Autistic Children

Through videoconferencing, children on the autism spectrum and their families were able to see and learn about turtles, sharks and dolphins and discover ways they could help protect them in the wild.

National Science Foundation Fellowship Awarded to UVI Student for Advanced Research

University of the Virgin Islands biology student Makeda Mills is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

VIEO Offers Many Ways to Save Energy During COVID-19 Pandemic

To avoid excessive increases in utility bills during these economically challenging times, the Energy Office suggests that the community become energy vigilant while staying at home.

Caribbean Groups Pledge Collaboration on Earth Day Goals

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and The Nature Conservancy joined together for Earth Day on April 22 to share their collaborative intent to emerge from the current COVID-19 crisis and help rebuild a stronger, more resilient Caribbean environment.

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