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.
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
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Since 1999 the Virgin Islands Source – the only online newspaper of general circulation in the U.S. Virgin Islands – has been providing the community with reliable, accurate and balanced local journalism.