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SEA to Hold 26th Annual Earth Day EcoFair at Botanical Gardens

This popular annual event brings 3rd through 6th graders to the Botanical Gardens for a day of environmental fun and learning through hands-on activities, interactive music, demonstrations, art and games.

Celebrate Earth Week April 22-28: Frederiksted Spring Clean Up

CleanSweep Frederiksted is dedicated to the economic development and revitalization of the Frederiksted historic district.

Beach Advisory for April 15-19

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 15-19, 2019. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Report Set for Release on Regional Synergetic Action on Use of Coral Reefs, Mangroves,...

The development of the report on the State of Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean (SoMH) and the Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the Valuation, Protection and/or Restoration of Key Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean 2021-2030 (RSAP) will result in new tools for the sustainable management of coastal resources regionally.

National Marine Fisheries Extends Comment Period for Importation of Captive Dolphin

NMFS is responding to the public’s request for an extension of the public comment period and public hearing on an application submitted by the Chicago Zoological Society for the importation of three bottlenose dolphins from Coral World for public display.

USDA Announces Sign-Up for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program; Deadline Is May 10

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in FY 2019. The program provides many benefits including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and increased resilience to weather extremes.

NOAA Advises Public of Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing Mutton, Lane Snapper

This closure begins at 12:01 a.m., local time, on April 1, 2019, and extends through 11:59 p.m., local time, June 30, 2019.

Beach Advisory for March 25-29

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 25-29, 2019. All sampled beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.

Coral World Ocean Park, American Airlines Rescue Injured Sea Turtle

On Feb. 28, Coral World Ocean Park received a call that a sea turtle had stranded at the bottom of the Bolongo Bay cliffs. When the rescuers clambered down the cliff, they found a sub-adult, green sea turtle lying on its back.

Applications Available for Two-Week Teen Coral Conservation Corps

An academically challenging program for junior high and high school students, the Coral Conservation Corps includes plenty of field experience with snorkel and kayak trips, indoor and outdoor labs, and the opportunity to meet and engage with local marine and wildlife biologists.





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