September 19, 2017 6:27 pm Last modified: 2:42 pm

Environment

National Park Service 2013 Lecture Series Begins January10

 Due to the increased success of the National Park Service’s (NPS) public lectures about Buck Island Reef National Monument on the second Thursday of each month, NPR will expand its topics to cover issues relevant to all three parks on St. Croix.

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Salt River Bay Visitors’ Center Hosts Bioluminescent Bay Study Event

 The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public meeting to explain to the public the research program that it will begin this year in the Bioluminescent Bay, Triton Bay, Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve.

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Buck Island 50th Anniversary Lecture Series Continues

 In celebration of Buck Island Reef’s 50th anniversary year as a National Monument, the National Park Service (NPS) continues its public lectures about Buck Island Reef National Monument on every second Thursday of each month.

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Environmental Protection Warns Public About Impact of Storm Water Runoff

 As a result of the recent rains throughout the territory, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates negative environmental impacts caused by storm-water runoff.

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Salt River Bay Visitors’ Center Reopens Exhibit

The National Park Service (NPS) reopens its Salt River Bay Visitor Contact Center above Columbus Landing next Wednesday, Nov. 14. “Artifacts of St. Croix’s Past” celebrates Folmer Andersen’s archaeological collection from St. Croix, one of the largest in the

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Coastweeks Cleanup at Frederiksted Pier Slated for Sept. 16

 Last year, nearly one million people around the world helped clean the seas and beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup. Join CRABBS Dive Club, N2 the Blue Dive Shop, VIWMA, UVI and Complex students at this year’s Pier Cleanup.

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Vendors Invited to Participate in Energy Office Rebate Program

The Virgin Islands Energy Office invites vendors to register for the solar water heater rebate program that the Energy Office will be starting this fall. 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Announces Turtle Watch Education Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the Turtle Watch Education Program will resume for the 2012 leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting season at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.

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Virgin Islands Energy Blast for November

 St. Croix now has affordable housing with energy efficient values; USDA gives a seminar on rural development funding; a church breaks ground for a wind turbine; and more.

 

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DPNR Advises Public to Avoid Storm-Water Runoff Areas

Due to recent heavy rainfall and the anticipation of more rain over the weekend, DPNR advises the public to refrain from using areas that are affected by storm-water runoff until these eff

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