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Ocean and Coastal Observing VI to Hold First Meeting Dec. 16

OCOVI is hoping that Julio Morell, the CARICOOS executive director, will attend and provide updates on Caribbean Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System.

2015 MMES Cohort Publishes Study in Major Scientific Journal

The manuscript -- altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive halophila stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands -- is the culmination of research efforts by the 2015 cohorts.

U.S. EPA Identifies Collection Locations for Household Hazardous Waste

Residents should drop off their household hazardous waste at the collection pad location closest to them.

DPNR Announces Important Storm Water and Beach Advisory

The Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff, high surf zones and anticipated sewer system overflows.

V.I. Energy Office Extends Renewable Energy Rebates, Weatherization Programs

VIEO has announced a one-year extension of the following Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) programs into FY18 to include the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebate Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
More wrecked boats, these at Coral Bay.

DPNR, EPA, Coast Guard Plan to Remove Damaged Vessels Throughout Territory

Currently, response teams are in the field conducting assessments of the ports and waterways and mitigating pollution in the maritime environment.

Beach Advisory for October 16-20

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 27 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 16- 20. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

AES Distributed Energy Asks Public to Stay Away From AES Area

If residents have AES equipment on their property to be collected for return, please telephone.

Coastweeks and CZM Partner to Recycle Plastics

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) is partnering with the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (DPNR) Coastal Zone Management Division to recycle all hard plastics collected.

Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program Introduces Marine Careers to Students

This summer, 20 middle school and high school students spent four weeks having fun learning about the marine ecosystem and marine careers in the Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) Summer Program.

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