November 17, 2017 12:39 pm Last modified: 12:16 pm

Environment

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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DPNR Announces Important Storm Water and Beach Advisory

The Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff, high surf zones and anticipated sewer system overflows.
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Beach Advisory for November 6-9

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 29 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Nov. 6 – 9, 2017. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.
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V.I. Energy Office Extends Renewable Energy Rebates, Weatherization Programs

VIEO has announced a one-year extension of the following Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) programs into FY18 to include the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebate Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
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More wrecked boats, these at Coral Bay.

DPNR, EPA, Coast Guard Plan to Remove Damaged Vessels Throughout Territory

Currently, response teams are in the field conducting assessments of the ports and waterways and mitigating pollution in the maritime environment.
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Beach Advisory for October 16-20

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 27 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 16- 20. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
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Coastweeks and CZM Partner to Recycle Plastics

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) is partnering with the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (DPNR) Coastal Zone Management Division to recycle all hard plastics collected.
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Beach Advisory for July 31 to August 4

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017.
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Beach Plastic Recycling Program Comes to Virgin Islands

This program will collect and recycle plastics from territorial coastal cleanup efforts.
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Beach Advisory for July 17-21

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 17-21, 2017.
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