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Beach Advisory for July 26-30

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 15 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 26 – July 30, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Island Green Living Makes Local Mulch Available for Sale Starting August 4

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4, the non-profit will make the only locally-sourced mulch available for sale to the community. Island Green’s Brush Chipping Pilot Program has been designated a Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment to Action” for its sustainability.

STX Foundation, Non-Profit Partners to Host 3rd Engage VI Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall is themed “Reimagine St. Croix: A Vision for Healthy People, Thriving Economies, and A Sustainable Environment.”

Volunteers Remove More Than 3,000 Lbs. of Debris From Coral Bay Mangroves

Volunteers cleaned 0.25 miles of mangrove debris from the shoreline in Coral Bay on Saturday, July 24.  Much of the debris found had lingered as a result of the hurricanes.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for Funding

The environmental fund grants up to $7,000 to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.

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.

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.

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.