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STX Foundation, Non-Profit Partners to Host 3rd Engage VI Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall is themed “Reimagine St. Croix: A Vision for Healthy People, Thriving Economies, and A Sustainable Environment.”

Beach Advisory for July 19-23

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 19 – July 23, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

Beach Advisory for July 12-July 16

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 31 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 12 to July 16, 2021.

EPA Updates Cleanup Plan for Tutu Wellfield Superfund Site, Seeks Public Input

EPA’s proposed action expands and enhances the groundwater cleanup system that is currently operating at the site.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for Funding

The environmental fund grants up to $7,000 to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.

Governor Issues Statement on EPA Conditions to Restart Refinery at Limetree Bay

“We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and ensuring a safe restart to refinery operations at Limetree Bay." Bryan said.

VIEO, WAPA, DPNR Create Net Energy Billing, Electrician-Certified Solar Installations

Applications continue to be submitted and have navigated through the various stages of the permitting workflow.

UVI Caribbean Green Technology, VIDA Recommend Voluntary Water Conservation

Drought conditions limit people’s ability to refill cisterns and ponds, and, although convenient, buying water is often an expensive proposition for families and farmers.

CORE STX Coral Strike Team Fights Dangerous Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Divers gathered in the morning on June 5, prepared the specialized antibiotic treatment, and spent the day working together to reach their goal of treating as many corals as they could.

Team to Survey Entire STX Reef System to Treat Diseased Coral Colonies

The Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation STX Coral Strike Team will be performing Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease intervention treatment at Cane Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 5.

DPNR Closes Fishing of Queen Conch From June 1 Until October 31

Seasonal harvest closures conserve fished populations and help sustain and improve the fisheries of the Virgin Islands.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Being Used to Map Coral Reefs Around Buck Island

Data will be collected using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as drones. The collected data will contribute to several research projects.

Leatherback Brewing Promotes Hatchling Release Series, Sea Turtle Conservation

Managing partners Aaron Hutchins and Packy Gilbert are excited to collaborate directly with numerous sea turtle conservation initiatives based in the USVI.

Limetree Continues Flare Incident Investigation

As of noon Thursday, production at all of the process units were discontinued and Limetree is nearing completion to bringing them to a safe and stable condition.

Get a Head Start on Readiness and Resilience During Hurricane Preparedness Week

Residents have nearly three months before the season’s peak when tropical waves form off the west coast of Africa and move through the Caribbean, but Virgin Islanders know hurricanes can spin up anytime.

VITEMA to Distribute Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Maps for 2021

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will be distributing 6,000 free Hurricane Tracking Maps on all four islands for use by the public.

Coral World Ocean Park Welcomes Two New Dolphins

The dolphins, Cavello and Nola, join the four current residents – Liko, Noelani, Sonny and Ping.

UVI Webinar Series Celebrates Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the University of the Virgin Islands and its partners will co-host a series of webinars and community conversations.

Photo Focus: A Closer Look at the Rare Feathered Visitor

Visiting birders Lisa and Randy Freeman expected to see some unusual birds while on St. Thomas, but never imagined they’d stumble upon a lone, lanky Caribbean flamingo.

Sargassum: Brown Tide Threatens the Caribbean

A decade after the first sargassum blooms were spotted in the South Atlantic, these massive brown mats of macro-algae represent one of the largest ecological threats to the Caribbean.

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