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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, June 27, 2022

Environment

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.
The Resource Depot on St. John. (Photo courtesy of Coral Bay Community Council)

Coral Bay Community Council Ramps Up Recycling Efforts

The Coral Bay Community Council has announced a series of educational programs and events aimed at promoting waste reduction through effective Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Compost and Recycling practices -- the "R words” for Coral Bay and St. John.

Beach Advisory for December 6-10

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of Dec. 6 – Dec. 10, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

USDA Grant Goes to Coral Bay Community Council for Education, Reducing Waste

The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) has announced a series of educational programs and events aimed at promoting waste reduction through effective “Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Compost and Recycling” practices --“The R Words” for Coral Bay and St. John.

EPA Announces Appointment of Lisa Garcia as Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2

Lisa Garcia will lead the implementation of the Biden-Harris environmental agenda in N.J., N.Y, Puerto Rico, the U.S.V.I. and eight Indian nations.