Monday, November 16, 2009

Consultant Barry Devine and community activist Sharon Coldren enjoy perfect weather (3.90 inches of rain in 7 hours recorded at the Cyril E. King Airport, background) for a discussion on sediment and storm water runoff on Nov. 16. They led a day-long discussion for scientists, engineers, graduate students and concerned citizens on sound land management practices after heavy rains.

There was also an introduction to mitigation efforts now taking place on St. John under the auspices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project is called EPA-CARE, which stands for Community Action for a Renewed Environment.

The seminar, held at the UVI Administration and Conference Center, was sponsored by the Coral Bay Community Council and the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-ePSCOR). For more information contact UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at (340) 693-1380 or send email to