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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Environment

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.

UVI Hosts USVI-BVI Mangrove Restoration Learning Exchange

The exchange is the first of two that will bring researchers and students together in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the BVI to learn from each other about mangrove restoration techniques.

The Nature Conservancy Dedicates New Coral Innovation Lab on Saint Croix

The Nature Conservancy is celebrating the grand opening of its U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Innovation Hub, a new laboratory dedicated to advancing coral science in the Caribbean and across the planet.

Wyndham Destinations Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by End of 2023

The company recently turned on the solar panels at its Limetree Beach Resort by Club Wyndham on St. Thomas.

Agency Heads Give Presentations at National Infrastructure Conference in Hawaii

Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien led a contingent of U.S.V.I. agency and department heads recently to attend the Department of the Interior’s Climate and Infrastructure Conference in Honolulu.

Local and National Agencies Gearing Up for Earth Day with Free Online Conference

National and regional government agencies are celebrating Earth Day by offering a free two-day virtual conference promoting climate resilience and equity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Island Green Living Elects Officers and Three New Board Members

The newly elected members bring a wealth of experience and a deep dedication to sustainability and the territory to their positions.
Before the 2017 hurricanes, two green sea turtles swim in Turtle Cove off Buck Island, St Thomas. (Photo by Paul Jobsis)

DPNR Reminds Boating Community to Look Out for Sea Turtles

Within two weeks this month, three green sea turtles were found dead along the northeastern shoreline of St. Croix. They had sustained fracture wounds to their shells consistent with boat strike interactions.

CBCC and Island Green Living to Host Recycling Night on April 5

Residents can find out how to recycle plastics from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the Oasis Event Center in Coral Bay.

Beach Advisory for March 28 – April 1

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 28 – April 1, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.