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Beach Advisory for May 1 – 7

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 38 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of May 1 – May 7, 2021. All beaches sampled meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

VITEMA to Distribute Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Maps for 2021

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will be distributing 6,000 free Hurricane Tracking Maps on all four islands for use by the public.

Coral World Ocean Park Welcomes Two New Dolphins

The dolphins, Cavello and Nola, join the four current residents – Liko, Noelani, Sonny and Ping.

UVI Webinar Series Celebrates Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the University of the Virgin Islands and its partners will co-host a series of webinars and community conversations.

Photo Focus: A Closer Look at the Rare Feathered Visitor

Visiting birders Lisa and Randy Freeman expected to see some unusual birds while on St. Thomas, but never imagined they’d stumble upon a lone, lanky Caribbean flamingo.

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.