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Beach Advisory for March 23-27

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 23-27, 2020. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.

Environmental Health Cancels All Town Halls on ServSafe Certified Courses

V.I. Department of Health will host a series of town hall meetings to discuss the implementation of Food Handler Training and ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager certification courses and changes within the Division of Environmental Health.

DPNR Launches ‘Refill Bottles, Not Dumpsters’ Initiative Territorywide

The initiative seeks to place water bottle fill stations in schools across the territory and provides outreach to students on how small actions have positive impacts on the reduction of waste heading to the landfill.

Department of Health Shares New Cistern Water Evaluation Results

During the summer of 2019, health officials tested the cistern water quality of 400 randomly selected households on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Not properly treating cistern water may increase the chances of getting sick from a water-related illness.

Ivanna Eudora Kean H.S. Science Club Visits Coral World

Teacher Michael Ravalier's students participated in several activities through which they could explore the ocean without getting in the water. The students started their day with an orientation in the Dolphin Education Center.

Global Organization 350.org Launches Climate Change Program in Caribbean

From drought to sea level rise, the Caribbean is at the forefront of this moment in history and many people are interested in taking action but are unsure on how to proceed.

VIWMA Warns Businesses Against Illegal Dumping of Cooking Oil, Motor Oil

VIWMA announced the removal of more than 6,000 gallons of used cooking oil and motor oil illegally disposed of at the Concordia residential bin site on St. Croix.

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.

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