The 21st Annual Earth Day Eco-Fair
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The 21st Annual Earth Day Eco-Fair

The St. Croix Environmental Association has coordinated the annual Eco-Fair for St. Croix students for 21 years now!!  This year was another fantastic success.  Check out all the exciting things the island’s 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders learned last week at the St. George Village Botanical Garden. Students play a game and can recite … Continue reading

More Corals to be listed on Federal Endangered Species List
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More Corals to be listed on Federal Endangered Species List

We all know that Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) have been listed as threatened on the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1996, but did you know there are 64 additional species under consideration for adding this year? It’s true!  The Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned NOAA to move both Elkhorn and Staghorn to Endangered status, add 5 Caribbean … Continue reading

Sea Turtle Nesting Patrols Continue
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Sea Turtle Nesting Patrols Continue

Across St. Croix from Sandy Point to Jack’s and Isaac’s Bays, sea turtle nesting patrols continue well into our humid, moonlit nights by dedicated, tireless technicians.  Read what one Student Conservation Association patroller wrote about the experience of her first turtle season. “The whole was cold and almost cruelly sad, but irreproachably quiet, free from symbolism … Continue reading

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100 Summer Campers and Camp Counselors at Southgate Coastal Reserve

Around 100 summer campers and camp counselors were at Southgate Coastal Reserve for a Field Day today! Campers searched in the mud for pond critters, did a sea turtle researcher simulation, beach scavenger hunt, seine net activity, learned about water pollution, and more. This event was organized by the St. Croix Environmental Association but couldn’t have been … Continue reading