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Beach Advisory for June 14-18

The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

Governor Issues Statement on EPA Conditions to Restart Refinery at Limetree Bay

“We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and ensuring a safe restart to refinery operations at Limetree Bay." Bryan said.

VIEO, WAPA, DPNR Create Net Energy Billing, Electrician-Certified Solar Installations

Applications continue to be submitted and have navigated through the various stages of the permitting workflow.

UVI Caribbean Green Technology, VIDA Recommend Voluntary Water Conservation

Drought conditions limit people’s ability to refill cisterns and ponds, and, although convenient, buying water is often an expensive proposition for families and farmers.

USDA-NRCS Continues Sign Up for Environmental Quality Incentives – Wildlife Initiative

EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices

Farmers Can Apply for Conservation Stewardship Program Aid by July 16

Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands farmers should apply by July 16 for 2021 Conservation Stewardship Program funding if he/she wants to earn payments to expand conservation activities on a farm or is an organic farmer who is transitioning to organic farming.

Delegate Stacey Plaskett Visits Island Green Living, Gifft Hill School

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett was given a firsthand look at the vital initiatives of St. John’s Island Green Living Association during a tour focusing on the importance of turning “waste” into a resource.

NPS Caneel Bay Environmental Investigation Seeks Public Input

The National Park Service will release the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis draft report on environmental conditions at Caneel Bay Resort June 10. It will begin a 30-day comment period to receive public input

CORE STX Coral Strike Team Fights Dangerous Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Divers gathered in the morning on June 5, prepared the specialized antibiotic treatment, and spent the day working together to reach their goal of treating as many corals as they could.

DPNR Closes Fishing of Queen Conch From June 1 Until October 31

Seasonal harvest closures conserve fished populations and help sustain and improve the fisheries of the Virgin Islands.