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VI-EPSCoR to Host First Virtual Conference: ‘Connecting the Dots from Ridge to Reef’

The Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) invites the community to a conference that will feature the new National Science Foundation-supported project called “Ridge to Reef Processes and Interdependent Drivers of Small Island Resilience.”

DPNR Removes Garbage From Street to Reef in Frederiksted

The cleanup was planned by the Divisions of Coastal Zone Management and Environmental Enforcement with a goal of removing debris from the street, beach and marine habitats of Frederiksted in celebration of World Oceans Day.

Beach Advisory for June 14-18

The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

Governor Issues Statement on EPA Conditions to Restart Refinery at Limetree Bay

“We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and ensuring a safe restart to refinery operations at Limetree Bay." Bryan said.

VIEO, WAPA, DPNR Create Net Energy Billing, Electrician-Certified Solar Installations

Applications continue to be submitted and have navigated through the various stages of the permitting workflow.

UVI Caribbean Green Technology, VIDA Recommend Voluntary Water Conservation

Drought conditions limit people’s ability to refill cisterns and ponds, and, although convenient, buying water is often an expensive proposition for families and farmers.

Watershed Consulting Seeking Solutions to Flooding, ZOOM Webinars Scheduled

Watershed Consulting has had a team of scientists, engineers, researchers and stormwater-related experts surveying and collecting data as part of a DPNR project to assess eight high priority watersheds of concern.

USDA-NRCS Continues Sign Up for Environmental Quality Incentives – Wildlife Initiative

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

Farmers Can Apply for Conservation Stewardship Program Aid by July 16

Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands farmers should apply by July 16 for 2021 Conservation Stewardship Program funding if he/she wants to earn payments to expand conservation activities on a farm or is an organic farmer who is transitioning to organic farming.

CORE STX Coral Strike Team Fights Dangerous Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Divers gathered in the morning on June 5, prepared the specialized antibiotic treatment, and spent the day working together to reach their goal of treating as many corals as they could.

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