The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following.
The Nature Conservancy is celebrating the grand opening of its U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Innovation Hub, a new laboratory dedicated to advancing coral science in the Caribbean and across the planet.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) will host a webinar for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands conservation partners to provide information on current grant funding opportunities, the federal application process, budget allowability and review process.
The company recently turned on the solar panels at its Limetree Beach Resort by Club Wyndham on St. Thomas.
Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien led a contingent of U.S.V.I. agency and department heads recently to attend the Department of the Interior’s Climate and Infrastructure Conference in Honolulu.
National and regional government agencies are celebrating Earth Day by offering a free two-day virtual conference promoting climate resilience and equity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The newly elected members bring a wealth of experience and a deep dedication to sustainability and the territory to their positions.
Within two weeks this month, three green sea turtles were found dead along the northeastern shoreline of St. Croix. They had sustained fracture wounds to their shells consistent with boat strike interactions.
Residents can find out how to recycle plastics from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the Oasis Event Center in Coral Bay.
There are continued plans in moving the territory towards being fully solar-powered, and this program can help the situation in many ways.
The Virgin Islands Energy Office has executed a first of its kind multi-agency bulk procurement of over 20 fully electric vehicles with the expectation of delivery in mid-May of this year.
This year’s workshop will cover updates and discussion topics on regulations, infrastructure improvements, current projects and programs, public health, research and studies, operation and maintenance, best management practices and recommendations for both commercial and residential systems.
No harvest of any species is permitted within the boundary of this area from March 1 through June 30, each year.
This award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources. Hans Lawaetz has been a conservation leader for more than 50 years.
Applying conservation practices on private lands will benefit native plants and wildlife, and it will provide farmers and forest landowners with ecosystem services like pest control, soil fertility and clean water.
Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park.
CBCC continues working “Ridge to Reef” to improve the overall water quality in the bay and help preserve the bay’s threatened marine ecosystems.