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Beach Advisory for April 16-20

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 17 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 16-20, 2018. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Beach Advisory for April 9-13

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 17 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of April 9-13, 2018. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.

UVI Students, Masters of Marine & Environmental Studies, Get to Final Round in Video...

The 2018 Masters of Marine & Environmental Studies cohort at the University of the Virgin Islands has received notice that their video “Spread the Word, Not Halophila” is one of only 10 submissions to make it to the final round of the Ocean 180 Video Challenge.
Coki Beach was filled with visitors last week.

Beach Advisory for April 1-6

DPNR did not conduct its weekly beach monitoring for the week of April 1-6, 2018; therefore, the water quality of these beaches is unknown.

Seasonal Prohibition Begins on Fishing for Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters

• This closure begins at 12:01 a.m., local time, on April 1, 2018, and extends through June 30, 2018.

ALERT: Do Not Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Until Further Notice

FEMA and EPA ask residents not to drop off these items until suitable collection points can be established.

Interior Gives $2.5 Million to Virgin Islands Sportsmen and to Support Conservation

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced $2,501,621 in funding to the U.S. Virgin Islands to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

National Academic Science Committee Appoints UVI Professor to Lead Coral Reef Research

Formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the committee is tasked with conducting a study titled “Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs” (IIRCR).

Farmers Informed of Available Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants

Rena Elias, area specialist at Area VII in the U.S. Virgin Islands -- Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, informs agricultural producers of grants...

Rotary Sunrise Takes on International Challenge, Plants Banana Trees at Tuitt Elementary

Members from Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise recently responded to a challenge issued by Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International president, to plant trees as part of Rotary’s worldwide effort to improve the environment.

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