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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. ... Some people let things happen; when you are purposeful, you make things happen. 

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2017-01-22 22:08:05
Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Local government — St. Croix
DPNR Is Accepting Proposals for Non-Point Source Pollution

The Division of Environmental Protection, pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), is accepting proposals for projects that seek to address non-point source (NPS) pollution in the territory. Projects may fall into two categories: management practices, education or outreach to critical audiences, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR).

Examples of management practices include, but are not limited to, the following:

1) Implementation of watershed management plans, ordinances and farm management plans, etc.

2) Reducing or eliminating the introduction of pollutants to lands through reduced nutrient and pesticide application

3) Implementing soil erosion measures to prevent pollutants from leaving the site during land-disturbance activities (note: activities required by the Department or a Soil Conservation District through regulatory programs are not eligible for funding)

Examples of Education and Outreach to Critical Audiences include, but are not limited to, the following:

1) Demonstration and evaluation of innovative Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for activities such as agriculture, storm-water, onsite wastewater systems

2) NPS Pollution awareness and educational activities including community-based educational effort (storm drain stenciling, public service announcements, etc.)

3) Smart Growth and Low Impact Development Demonstration and Education Projects

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. (EST) by Monday, Feb. 27.

For more information on NPS Pollution Control and Implementation, contact Diana Joshua, MPA, program administrator, at 773-1082, ext. 2286 or at diana.joshua@dpnr.vi.gov.

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