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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, May 7, 2021

Environment

WAPA to Add Wind Energy to Power Mix; Wind Farm to Be Built at...

Under terms of the agreement, Advance Power will develop, finance, permit, design, construct, test, operate and maintain a wind farm at Bovoni Point on St. Thomas.

Donald Trump’s Parting Gift to the People of St. Croix: The Reopening of One...

Environmentalists say Trump’s EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice.

Adventures In Diving STX Uses Raffle to Help Combat Coral Disease

Since the first sighting of the coral disease on St. Croix, a group of dedicated volunteers and representatives from various partners, known as the STX Strike Team, have been treating corals in three designated areas.

Coast Guard, Government Agencies Conduct Oil Spill Response Exercise at Limetree Bay Refinery

The government-led functional exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

VI Conservation Society Selects Valerie Peters as New Executive Director

Peters’ goal in this new position is to expand the society’s role from environmental education and advocacy to serving as community liaison.

World Central Kitchen Relaunches Volunteer Agritourism Program Across Caribbean

Locals and visitors seeking fun and safe outdoor experiences will once again have the opportunity to visit and support food producers in PR, USVI and The Bahamas through the Food Producer Network.

National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation Donates to Expand UVI’s Turtle Research

The purpose of the donation is to continue supporting research efforts surrounding the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles that will lead to the creation of an action plan for their recovery.

Second Oil Spray At Limetree Bay Refinery

Once Limetree was made aware that there was an impact on the community, its environmental teams were immediately dispatched to neighboring areas to assess that impact.

USDA-NRCS Announces Caribbean Partners for Conservation Funding Opportunity

Natural Resources Conservation Service anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 will be up to $450,000.

National Woodland Owner Survey Being Mailed to V.I. Landowners With Forests

The survey is a periodic survey conducted throughout the U.S. that aims to understand how many private forest landowners there are and why they own forested or wooded land.

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