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A Golden Shower for Carpenter Bees

The Cassia fistula tree in my yard has finally lived up to its nickname, Golden Shower. I planted it from a seed I was given by a friend quite a few years ago, without knowing much about it.

Request for Comments on Island-based Fishery Management Plans in U.S. Caribbean

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries requests public comments regarding the changes these Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) would make to fisheries management in U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

Virgin Islands Energy Office Rebate Program Ends

Each household had the potential to receive up to $5,000 in rebates. This program targeted homeowners, renters and small businesses.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for 2020

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands 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.

Beach Advisory for June 22-26

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of June 22 – 26, 2020. All beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.

Least Terns Leave Buck Island; Nesting Colony Unsuccessful This Year

Buck Island Reef National Monument on St. Croix has announced that the least terns have left West Beach. All of the beach is open to the public again.

FEMA: Hurricane Season Is Here; It’s Time to Prepare

Hurricane season officially began June 1, and now is the time for all Virgin Islanders to take steps to prepare themselves and their loved ones. Build a kit, make a plan; stay informed.

Community Residents Revitalize and Beautify Point Udall

Local nurse Kathleen Arnold Lewis mobilized a beautification initiative accompanied by a group of volunteers, including her daughter, son and family friends.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for, Possession of Queen Conch Begins June 1

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession on board a fishing vessel of queen conch.

Explore and Learn About Caribbean Wetlands During National Wetlands Month

May is American Wetlands Month, a time to celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems and the wonderful ways wetlands enrich the environment and people’s lives.

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