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Cramer’s Park Beach Now Open for Public Use

The beach is now available for public use. Upper level restrooms are still in good condition and functioning

National Academic Science Committee Appoints UVI Professor to Lead Coral Reef Research

Formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the committee is tasked with conducting a study titled “Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs” (IIRCR).
Huge waves pound the Devil's Triangle on St. Thomas's north shore. (Alain Brin, Blue Glass Phortography)

Extraordinary Weather Has Dramatic Effect on St.Thomas Shorelines

For the first time in recent memory Magens Bay Park on St. Thomas was closed Monday due to dangerous ocean swells and waves reaching as high as 25 feet by some estimates.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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