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VI Student Tyrone Lake Wins FCCA Poster Competition

The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future,” which focused on disaster preparation and environmental preservation.

Beach Advisory for August 6-10

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 30 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of August 6-10, 2018. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Decision Made to Cut Down Several Mahogany Trees From Grounds of Legislature

The trees in question are about 100 years old and stood witness to the 1917 Transfer Ceremony, framed Charlotte Amalie High School graduations that once used the site as a campus, and other government operations.

V.I. Conservation Society, DPNR Launch VI Clean Coasts Campaign Against Plastic

Ocean plastic is a growing disaster and tackling it has unprecedented support from consumers of all walks of life who are calling for business and government to take steps to significantly reduce plastic pollution and turn off the tap of plastic pollution.

EPA Plans to Award $272,000 to U.S.V.I. for Beach Water Quality Monitoring

DPNR is expected to receive $272,000 for the 2019 swimming season to implement the beach monitoring and notification program at 43 beaches throughout the territory: 20 beaches on St. Croix, 8 beaches on St. John, and 15 beaches on St. Thomas.

Beach Advisory for June 11-15

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 29 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of June 11-15, 2018

Beach Advisory for May 28 — June 1

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 17 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of May 28 – June 1, 2018.
Coral reef on the west end of St. Croix

Interior Continues to Fund Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

This highly selective graduate-level program has already placed fellows in American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Beach Advisory for May 14-18

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming...

Coral World Participates in Rescue of Injured Green Sea Turtle

Coral World is the only approved Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in the Virgin Islands. It has been conducting and funding turtle rehabilitation since it reopened in 1997 as part of its mission to educate, entertain and inspire appreciation for the Caribbean marine environment.

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