What’s the USCRTF doing in St. Croix?


CRTF bleach NPS
Please join the Friends of the St. Croix East End Marine Park and our colleagues from around the world at the following public events of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force 30th Annual Meeting in St. Croix, USVI. There is no charge to enjoy these events.

•Thursday November 14th, 10:30-11:30am at UVI St. Croix Campus MEC Auditorium Room 401– A Ridge to Reef Approach: Discussing the Science and Management of U.S. Coral Reef Priority Watershed Sites

•Thursday November 14th, 5:30-6:30pm at National Park Service Christiansted– Coral Bleaching in Times of Climate Change and Local Effects in the USVI

•Friday November 15th, 9am-4:30pm at UVI St. Croix Campus Great Hall– U.S. Coral Reef Task Force 30th Annual Business Meeting

The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force was enacted in 1998 with an Executive Order from President Clinton to conserve and protect reefs under U.S. jurisdiction. Each year, the USCRTF meets in one of the seven coral reef jurisdictions (USVI, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands). They haven’t been to St. Croix since 1999 so this is an opportunity to show off our successes and future possibilities as well as a time to learn from the Task Force members. You can learn more about the Task Force at

Attached are flyers for Thursdays events–please distribute as widely as possible. There’s also a presentation for high school students Thursday morning–contact me for more details.


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