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Beach Advisory for April 12-16

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 27 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 12 – April 16, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

Sargassum: Brown Tide Threatens the Caribbean

A decade after the first sargassum blooms were spotted in the South Atlantic, these massive brown mats of macro-algae represent one of the largest ecological threats to the Caribbean.

VIEO Real-Time Energy Monitoring Pilot Program Application Opens for Participation

With this program, the Virgin Islands Energy Office aims to give people more transparency into their energy profile, i.e., how much electricity they use and when.

Energy Office Starts Real-Time Energy Monitoring Program

This energy monitoring pilot program will give residents and small business owners an opportunity to evaluate their energy usage as well as evaluate their ENERGY STAR® product savings.

STX Foundation Solarizes Community Center, Adding 6,000 Kw of Power to Island

St. Croix Foundation has announced the completion of the second phase of its Pilot Solar-Supported Community Center Project and Workforce Development Initiative with the solarization of the senior citizen housing center, Flambouyant Gardens

USDA-NRCS Caribbean Area Partners for Conservation Funding Opportunity Is Posted

“We see positive impacts when we work with our conservation partners to deliver conservation education and assistance to our clients,” said Luis Cruz-Arroyo, NRCS Caribbean Area director.

VITEMA Is Monitoring Volcanic Activity on St. Vincent and the Grenadines

While there is no current threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, VITEMA officials remain in continual contact with the National Weather Service in Puerto Rico and the United States Geological Survey.

Give Some ‘Green’ for Island Green; Enter to Win a Dream Trip to Paradise

Valued at approximately $10,000, the seven-night “Two Tickets to Paradise” vacation trip includes accommodations for two, air travel, car rental, meals at some of the island’s best restaurants, and fabulous activities.

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.

USDA Extends Application Deadlines for 2021 Conservation Program Funding

(NRCS) has extended the application deadlines for conservation and easement programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands until April 30.