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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Environment

The CORE Foundation Raffle Raises Money to Combat Stony Coral Disease

Since the first sighting of the coral disease on St. Croix, a group of dedicated volunteers and representatives from the various partners, known as the STX Strike Team, have been treating corals in three designated areas.

Coast Guard, Government Agencies Conduct Oil Spill Response Exercise at Limetree Bay Refinery

The government-led functional exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

VI Conservation Society Selects Valerie Peters as New Executive Director

Peters’ goal in this new position is to expand the society’s role from environmental education and advocacy to serving as community liaison.

World Central Kitchen Relaunches Volunteer Agritourism Program Across Caribbean

Locals and visitors seeking fun and safe outdoor experiences will once again have the opportunity to visit and support food producers in PR, USVI and The Bahamas through the Food Producer Network.

USDA-NRCS Announces Caribbean Partners for Conservation Funding Opportunity

Natural Resources Conservation Service anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 will be up to $450,000.

Limetree Bay Releases Timeline of Flare Incident

Once Limetree was made aware that there was impact to the community, its environmental teams were immediately dispatched to neighboring areas to assess that impact.

National Woodland Owner Survey Being Mailed to V.I. Landowners With Forests

The survey is a periodic survey conducted throughout the U.S. that aims to understand how many private forest landowners there are and why they own forested or wooded land.

DPNR Kicks Off Watershed Management Planning Project to Reduce Disaster Risk

The watersheds of focus encompass areas with critical infrastructure like the airport and major roadways; commercial, government and residential investments; and agricultural activity.

UVI’s Glass Crusher Project Gearing Up to Accept Glass Waste for Recycling

Through UVI’s Glass Crusher Project, the university is gearing up to accept glass waste from the community to improve recycling efforts in the V.I. Commencing March 27, the university will host a glass collection effort on the last Saturday of each month.

Plaskett Applauds NPS Progress on Caneel Bay Environmental Assessments

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the next phase of environmental assessments at Caneel Bay being conducted by the National Park Service.