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Sunset at Ha'penny Beach. (Source file photo)

Beach Advisory for December 3-7

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of December 3-7, 2018. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Audubon Society Seeks Volunteers for Annual Christmas Bird Count

This year’s Christmas Bird Count will tell the story about the recovery of the territory’s island birds.

NEHA to Launch Post-Hurricane Health, Child Care and Safety Work Partnerships

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has announced it is launching a series of post-hurricane projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of the U.S. mainland.

CFVI Accepting Nominations for Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award

The McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to provide recognition for persons demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the Insular Caribbean.

NOAA Awards UVI $500,000 to Advance Community Resilience to Hurricanes

The five-year project will create the territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program.

Early Sign-up Now Open to Help Caribbean Farmers Recover from Hurricanes

EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.

WAPA and PSC Discuss Projected Outcomes of New Rooftop Solar Program

WAPA and the PSC agreed on a six-month timeframe to develop the interconnection as well as control standards and tariffs needed to enable the new rooftop program.

Alert: DPNR Announces Sewage Water Advisory

DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters in the Christiansted Harbor area until further notification.

Duncan Coles Is Member of Colby College Project Receiving NOAA’s Bluefin Tuna Research Grant

Duncan Coles of Frederiksted, St. Croix, is part of a team led by Loren McClenachan at Colby College, an assistant professor of environmental studies and her colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Maine.

NOAA Announces Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing/ Possession of Certain Fish Beginning Oct. 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds fishermen and the public of the annually recurring seasonal prohibition on fishing for/ or possession of blackfin, vermilion, black or silk snapper in U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

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