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Beach Advisory for June 20 – 24

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming...

Limetree Bay Terminals Donates Boston Whaler for DPNR Marine Patrols

It is valued at $145,000, and it is equipped with a 2018 Twin Suzuki outboards 300 HP and a boat master commercial tri-axle aluminum boat trailer.  The donation and transfer took place on June 14.

Scientists Create First Guidelines to Help Caribbean Tourism Sector Conserve Coral Reefs

At a critical time for economies and the ocean, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joined forces to create, for the first time in the Caribbean, a guide to coral reef restoration designed specifically for the tourism sector.

NOAA Requests Comments on Proposed Rule to Implement the PR, USVI Fishery Management Plans

NOAA Fisheries requests the public’s comments on a proposed rule to implement three new island-based fishery management plans that would replace the four existing U.S. Caribbean-wide fishery management plans.

New Residential Erosion Control Program to Address Runoff and Erosion Issues

The new Residential Erosion Control program will provide residential property owners with professional site assessments and concept designs for improvements to address drainage runoff and erosion issues.

CBCC Reminds Residents to Get Drinking Water Tested Regularly

To assist Coral Bay, St. John, residents to get their water tested easily, the Coral Bay Community Council is providing a group pick-up and drop-off service at its office for a round of testing on June 21.

EPA Grants $300,000+ to USVI for Water Quality Monitoring, Safe Beach Recreation

EPA’s most recent Beach Report found that beaches on U.S. coasts and along the Great Lakes were open and safe for swimming 92 percent of the time in 2020.

Queen Conch Seasonal Closure to Fishing Begins June 1 and Ends October 31

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

Beach Advisory for May 23-27

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 19 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of May 23 – May 27, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

FEMA Obligates VIWMA $30M for St. Croix Wastewater Design

These funds will allow the territory to begin the design in advance of the obligation for the system-wide replacement projected at $1.5 billion.