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CFVI Announces 2022 Recipient of Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Award

The Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund has chosen Christian Torres-Santana from Puerto Rico to receive this year's award.

DPNR Warns Public of Illegal Sand Mining

The Division of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) reminds the public that this activity is prohibited without a permit and violators may be subjected to a hefty fine

Beach Advisory for November 21-25

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory.

Beach Advisory for November 14-18

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has not performed water quality tests for the past week and advises the public of the following.

STAR Invites Community to the Release of Rescued, Rare Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue Network invites the St. Croix community to a special release of a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at Fort Frederik Beach.

WAPA Optimistic About Renewable Energy Progress With Recent QF Approvals

Progressive steps towards increased renewable energy adoption in the territory occurred this week when the V.I. Public Services Commission (PSC) approved two solar power companies

Nominations for Environmental Leadership in Insular Caribbean Award Now Being Accepted

Since 2020, the McFarlane Award has focused on honoring younger environmental leaders, 30 years of age or younger. As such, the award provides encouragement and recognition to emerging leaders.

Actions Take Place Across the Caribbean; Community Leaders Call for Climate Adaptation

Climate and community leaders from 10 nations have been involved in planning and hosting events to gather ideas and build pressure on the need to take urgent adaptation measures that keep communities safe against the effect of climate change.

Beach Advisory for October 3-7

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 3 – Oct. 7, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

Brighter Outlook Emerges to Harden Power Grid Across U.S. Virgin Islands

Substantial progress has been made to create more resilient power grids throughout the USVI since hurricanes Irma and Maria left thousands of homes, businesses and critical facilities, such as hospitals, without power five years ago.

Nicole F. Angeli Receives Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award

Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) congratulates Director Nicole F. Angeli, Ph.D., of the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on her receiving the Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award at the 112th Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that was held from Sept. 18-21. in Fort Worth, Texas.

DPNR Participates in U.S. Coral Reef Task Force in Hawaii

During the week-long meeting, the DPNR team participated and presented in sessions ranging from coral reef disease and restoration to watershed management and environmental enforcement.

Three-Week Old Dolphin Calf Dies at Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park staff members are devastated by the sudden death Thursday, Aug. 15, of the dolphin calf born to Ping three weeks ago.

National Science Foundation Awards UVI $1M to Support Marine Science Graduate Students

Over four years, Securing Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Island Pathways will support 13 post-degree recipients in graduate school at UVI as well as local workforce positions.

FEMA Regional Administrator Makes In-Person Assessment of Sargassum Seaweed Impact

As the situation remains manageable, the joint federal and local team has begun talking about longer-term, more permanent, solutions to avoid future impacts on water production.

Open forum: Volunteers Are Keeping the Beaches and Ocean Clean

Every Monday, the “West End Waste Warriors” are out on the beach from Mason Pool down as far as Rhythms picking up trash left over the weekend on St. Croix’s best beaches.

STX Water Production Remains at Normal Levels During Sargassum Seaweed Invasion

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs has clarified that while the current Sargassum State of Emergency is in effect territory-wide, the price freeze currently in place for water products and services applies only to St. Croix.

DOH Informs Public of Health Risks Related to Sargassum

DOH is urging residents and beachgoers to be aware that prolonged contact with the Sargassum seaweed or inhalation of the hydrogen sulfide gas and ammonia can cause uncomfortable symptoms.

Endangered V.I. Shrub Gets Federal Protection

The U.S. Department of the Interior placed marron bacora, known scientifically as Solanum conocarpum, on the Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants list in June.

National Student Exchange Gives UVI Exchange Student Achievement Award

Bruck, a third-year biology major at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, chose UVI’s Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas to pursue her research interests and delve more deeply into her marine science minor.
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