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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Environment

National Association of Conservation Districts Awards Hans Lawaetz for Distinguished Service

This award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources. Hans Lawaetz has been a conservation leader for more than 50 years.

NRCS Urges Farmers and Forest Landowners to Apply for Forestry, Wildlife Funds

Applying conservation practices on private lands will benefit native plants and wildlife, and it will provide farmers and forest landowners with ecosystem services like pest control, soil fertility and clean water.

USDA Announces April 29 Application Cut-off for All Conservation Stewardship Initiatives

The Conservation Stewardship Program helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities while maintaining agricultural production on their land.

Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative Works With NPS to Restore Corals

      Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park. 

Interior’s TAP, MAP, Coral Reef and Natural Resources Grants Applications Open Until April 1

Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs says the discretionary grant application deadline for the Technical Assistance Program, the Maintenance Assistance Program and the Coral Reef and Natural Resources Initiative remains open until April 1.

Beach Advisory for January 17-21

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 28 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Jan. 17 – Jan. 21, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

CBCC Launches Two FEMA-funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Projects

CBCC continues working “Ridge to Reef” to improve the overall water quality in the bay and help preserve the bay’s threatened marine ecosystems.

USVI to Get $31,883,000 to Strengthen Water Systems and Replace Lead Pipes

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett announced that the U.S. Virgin Islands will soon receive $31,883,000 in federal funding -- to strengthen drinking and wastewater systems.

Non-Profit Island Green Surpasses 1,000,000 Cans Recycled; Senate President Tours Facilities

Established in 2004, Island Green Living Association is a not for profit organization on St. John dedicated to sustainability throughout the United States Virgin Islands.
A ruined sailboat by Hook Line and Sinker after Hurricane Marilyn. The incoming Bryan-Roach administration plans to address the threat that global climate change poses to the territory. (File photo by Molly Morris)

Caribbean Climate Assessment Workshop Set for Jan. 19

The Caribbean chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment will host a virtual workshop on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to gather participants’ thoughts on the climate change issues that are most important to the U.S. Caribbean region.