February 24, 2018 11:35 pm Last modified: 7:05 pm

Environment

NOAA Announces Seasonal Closure of Mutton Snapper Spawning Area in Federal Waters Off St. Croix

This seasonal area closure protects mutton snapper when they are spawning (reproducing) and therefore more vulnerable to fishing pressure.
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Coki Beach was filled with visitors last week.

Beach Advisory for February 19-23

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 30 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Feb. 19-23, 2018.
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EPA Opens Grant Program for Environmental Education Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the request for proposal for the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) grant program. Proposals should plan for projects to start no earlier than Sept. 1.
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Beach Advisory for February 5-9

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 29 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Feb. 5-9, 2018.
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A Rescue Dive Saves Marine Life From an Abandoned Net

While swimming, UVI marine advisor Marcia Taylor saw an abandoned net filled with marine creatures. She initiated a rescue dive with the help of a local dive shop.
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Beach Advisory for January 8-12

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Jan. 8-12, 2018.
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EPA Continues to Collect Hazardous Materials, Releases Collection Dates/ Locations

Household hazardous waste should not be thrown out with regular trash as it can contaminate the land, waterways and groundwater.
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NOAA Caribbean Fishery Bulletin Reminds Fishermen of Seasonal Closure on Fishing Grouper

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reminds fishermen and the public of seasonal fishing restrictions in U.S. Caribbean federal waters beginning Dec. 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m.
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EarlyAct instructors Liz Goggins and Sandra Gerard-Leung are presented crowns and flowers by Gardine Vice Principal Anna Gordon and members of the club.

2015 MMES Cohort Publishes Study in Major Scientific Journal

The manuscript -- altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive halophila stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands -- is the culmination of research efforts by the 2015 cohorts.
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U.S. EPA Identifies Collection Locations for Household Hazardous Waste

Residents should drop off their household hazardous waste at the collection pad location closest to them.
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