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“To discover nature and increase and inspire the general knowledge, awareness and education of residents and visitors regarding the uniqueness and diversity of the Virgin Islands environment and the impact of human use”.
The Water Bay and Coki Point Cleanup, sponsored by Coral World has become an annual fixture of the V.I. Coastsweeks Clean-up. Unique in scope, this typically well-attended activity cleans both above and below the waterline. While children and adults from across the island pick-up litter from the shoreline, teams of snorkelers and SCUBA divers scour the depth for ocean trash. … Continue reading →
Help kick-off Coastweeks 2017 with a Brewers Bay clean-up! This clean-up aims to “turn the tide on trash” and remove harmful debris items that can, and do, negatively impact our marine ecosystem. New to Coastweeks cleanups this year, all hard plastics collected will be sorted to be recycled through the DPNR Coastal Zone Management beach plastics recycling program. ♦ Volunteers … Continue reading →
On September 9th, VI Green Team will be doing TWO clean ups. One at Hull Bay and one at the Mangroves (to finish what was started). VIGT hopes you can join them for either! Make sure to check in for garbage bags or to borrow gloves. Wondering which clean up to attend? Just Ask! If you have a rake, please … Continue reading →
The Spanish Lobster, Scyllarides aequinoctialis, also known as Shovel-nosed Lobster, is a slipper lobster common to Virgin Islands waters. They are not often seen during the day which is when they hide out in holes and recesses of coral reefs. The Spanish lobster roams and forages in the open at night in waters 30 feet to 130 feet deep on … Continue reading →
As torrential rainfall continues to pour on the Gulf Coast, the Department of Health and Human Services is providing support as local officials are continuing to assess communities’ health care infrastructure and medical needs. A list of the latest HHS actions is below: An EMS contract managed by HHS has been utilized to evacuate 182 patients via 70 ambulances from … Continue reading →