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Beach Advisory for September 21-25

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 21 – 25, 2020. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming and fishing.

DPNR Launches New Reporting App to Protect Natural Resources in Territory

The new reporting app allows users to submit anonymous tips about illegal or suspicious activity that could harm the Virgin Islands’ natural resources.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Accepting Applications for Funding

CFVI has announced the availability of funding to support studies and activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of a single island or island state in the insular Caribbean.

Nominations Being Accepted for Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

The Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have displayed both exemplary and sustained leadership on behalf of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

Beach Advisory for Sept. 7-11: Sargassum Impacts Two St. Croix Beaches

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 7 – 11.

St. George Village Botanical Garden Is Now Open to Members

It will be open to garden members only for at least the next two weeks. This will allow for safe social distancing activities within the 16.5-acre grounds.
Hills are turning brown all over St. Thomas under drought conditions (sap photo)

USDA Designates V.I. Part of Drought Monitor, V.I. Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program

This became extremely important when the U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a drought beginning in April that has not abated and continues with minimal relief.

Limetree Responds to Overflow After Heavy Rains

The overflow of oil contained quantities of oil along with the storm water. It is contained in the holding pond but is resulting in odors. Efforts are underway to recover the oil.

Did You Know Flamboyant Trees Are Originally From Madagascar?

All around the Virgin Islands, especially on St. Thomas, the hills in summer are lit up by the brilliant glow of flamboyant trees – so bright that some people call them flame trees.

Coral World and UVI Partner to Save Coral Reefs

The territory’s coral reef is under attack by a new disease called the stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), which is a highly lethal, rapid tissue loss disease that affects approximately half of all stony coral species in the U.S. Virgin Islands.





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