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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Environment

VIDOA and UVI-CES Join to Offer Free Workshops for Arborists

The Forestry Division of the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service are hosting a series of free educational seminars for tree care professionals and other interested persons.

First Large Scale Mangrove Cleanup in Territory Nets 3,000+ Pounds of Debris

The Great Mangrove Cleanup, the first large-scale community cleanup of the St. Thomas East End Reserves, took place April 21. STEER is a marine-protected area on the east end of St. Thomas. Some 126 volunteers gathered to remove debris, large and small, from the area's mangrove shorelines.

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.

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).

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.
Huge waves pound the Devil's Triangle on St. Thomas's north shore. (Alain Brin, Blue Glass Phortography)

Extraordinary Weather Has Dramatic Effect on St.Thomas Shorelines

For the first time in recent memory Magens Bay Park on St. Thomas was closed Monday due to dangerous ocean swells and waves reaching as high as 25 feet by some estimates.

EPA Opens Grant Program for Environmental Education Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the request for proposal for the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) grant program. Proposals should plan for projects to start no earlier than Sept. 1.

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