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Monday, June 1, 2020

Environment

STX Animal Center Joins With Others to Rescue Turtle

On Friday, Dec. 6, divers found a juvenile green sea turtle struggling with fishing line wrapped around her shell and flippers in the waters by Christiansted. V.I. and U.S. Fish & Wildlife representatives brought the turtle to Dr. Michelle Mehalick at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center for medical assistance.

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Alexandra Pierre of Haiti

The committee believes that the presentation of the award to Alexandra Pierre will highlight the importance of conservation efforts in Haiti and the role that courageous and dedicated individuals play.

V.I. Energy Office Resumes Energy Star Rebate Program

Residents and small business owners can receive 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR products purchased in the U.S.V.I.

Division of Fish and Wildlife Reopens Red Hook Office

A sargassum accumulation along the shores of St. Thomas impacting the Red Hook community closed the office temporarily this year.

NOAA Marine Debris Program Gives UVI $100,000

This award will target removal of marine debris from mangrove shorelines on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

EPA Awards $412,101 to U.S.V.I. to Improve Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands DPNR $412,101 to support re-establishing the territory’s air pollution control and air monitoring programs.

NRCS Caribbean Area Names Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo as New Director

Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo joined the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area as its new director on Oct. 28.

Interior Announces $625,000 to Support Energy Project in USVI

$625,500 goes to the Virgin Islands Energy Office for the design, material procurement and installation of a solar plus storage micro-grid pilot project to be integrated into the St. Croix Educational Complex's emergency hurricane shelter.

DPNR Reopens Harvesting of Queen Conch Beginning Nov. 1

Harvesting of queen conch is allowed from Nov. 1, 2019, and will remain open until midnight, May 31, 2020.

Interior Gives V.I. Energy Office $625,000 to Support Energy Resilience at Hurricane Shelters

The VIEO will utilize the grant to develop a Solar Plus Storage Micro-Grid pilot project that will be integrated at the St. Croix Educational Complex’s emergency hurricane shelter.

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