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Beach Advisory for September 14-18

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of September 14 – 18, 2020.

DPNR Launches New Reporting App to Protect Natural Resources in Territory

The new reporting app allows users to submit anonymous tips about illegal or suspicious activity that could harm the Virgin Islands’ natural resources.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Accepting Applications for Funding

CFVI has announced the availability of funding to support studies and activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of a single island or island state in the insular Caribbean.

Nominations Being Accepted for Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

The Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have displayed both exemplary and sustained leadership on behalf of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

Beach Advisory for Sept. 7-11: Sargassum Impacts Two St. Croix Beaches

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 7 – 11.

Island Green Keeps 300K Aluminum Cans Out of the Landfill

Together with last year’s batch, Island Green has kept a cumulative 25,000 lbs. of valuable aluminum from wasting away unused in the territory’s overflowing landfills.
Hills are turning brown all over St. Thomas under drought conditions (sap photo)

USDA Designates V.I. Part of Drought Monitor, V.I. Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program

This became extremely important when the U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a drought beginning in April that has not abated and continues with minimal relief.

St. John Land Conservancy Expansion Appoints New Executive Director

Hiring a part-time executive director became essential to meet the needs of the Conservancy’s expanding operations, and Kauffman fit the role perfectly, especially since she had already been on the board for several years.

Did You Know Flamboyant Trees Are Originally From Madagascar?

All around the Virgin Islands, especially on St. Thomas, the hills in summer are lit up by the brilliant glow of flamboyant trees – so bright that some people call them flame trees.

Coral World and UVI Partner to Save Coral Reefs

The territory’s coral reef is under attack by a new disease called the stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), which is a highly lethal, rapid tissue loss disease that affects approximately half of all stony coral species in the U.S. Virgin Islands.