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Monday, February 18, 2019
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Environment

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.

Beach Advisory for July 31 to August 4

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017.

Beach Plastic Recycling Program Comes to Virgin Islands

This program will collect and recycle plastics from territorial coastal cleanup efforts.

UVI and VI Sea Turtle Project Document Their 100th Turtle

The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project documented their 100th sea turtle in April.

ALERT: DPNR, EPA Working to Resolve Sargassum Seaweed Stench

DPNR and EPA are working together to minimize the effects of the decomposing sargassum seaweed that has been impacting the Red Hook area on St. Thomas.

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