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Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Monies Now Available for Funding Public Water Systems

Monies are available for infrastructure improvements to public water systems through a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant.

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Two Caribbean Women

The Euan P. McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Embedded in the requirements are local workforce development requirements – a key objective of partner organizations.

Ivanna Eudora Kean Students Take a Virtual Tour to a Coral Reef

Last year, Michealrose Ravalier led students on field trips to Coral World to study corals, marine ecosystems and the human impact on Earth’s oceans. That experience led her back to Coral World.

Interior, EHI Agree to Re-enter Lease Negotiations and Continue Assessment at Caneel Bay Resort

The U.S. Department of the Interior and EHI Acquisitions LLC (EHI is an affiliate of CBI Acquisitions LLC, which is the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort), announced Wednesday that they have  reached an  understanding  to move forward with negotiations toward a long-term lease for  Caneel  Bay Resort
A St. Croix ground lizard.

St. Croix Ground Lizard Reintroduction Assessment Available for Public Comment

DPNR has announced that the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has made the Environmental Assessment for the St. Croix Ground Lizard Reintroduction available for public comment until Jan. 15.

EPA Finalizes Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit Permit for Limetree

“This permit includes protections, pollution limits and monitoring requirements that safeguard the environment and public health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez.

CFVI Announces Recipient of Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Award

Francklin Barbier has been selected to receive $3,900 to support his Rapid Ecological Assessment Project through the Haiti Ocean Project.

USDA-NRCS Seeks New Partnerships to Protect, Restore Wetland Ecosystems

Restored wetlands help improve water quality downstream, enhance wildlife habitat, reduce impacts from flooding and provide recreational benefits.

V.I. Coral Disease Outbreak Response Plan Published to Combat Stony Coral Tissue Loss

This document details the U.S. Virgin Islands’ collective resources, strategies and management of activities applied to the outbreak of the devastating Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.