Title: Coastal Views: Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program
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Title: Coastal Views: Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program
Series Title: Coastal Views: Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program
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Language: English
Creator: Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Publisher: Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Place of Publication: Virgin Islands
Publication Date: January/February/March 2004
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Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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Department eiPmlwi ft' ,Natural Resources
Dean C. 'rNkle e foioni\\ssion'r



VICZMP Making Strides


Hello from the Division of Coastal Zone
Management (CZM). We are just completing a very
active and exciting spring season and are preparing to
enter the summer. We've had several individuals join
CZM's St. Croix office these last two quarters. A
familiar face from the St. Thomas office, Ms. Rhoda
Felix, relocated last year and joined the St. Croix staff.
Along with the addition of Susan Curtis, from last
quarter, Mr. Conrad Knowles and Ms. Migdalia Roach
have become the first two full-time employees to work
for the St. Croix East End Marine Park (Marine Park).
Mr. Knowles joined the team from the Virgin Islands
Territorial Emergency Management Agency to become
the Marine Park's first coordinator. Ms. Roach came to
CZM from the private sector. Both are extremely
capable individuals that are very excited and
enthusiastic proponents for the Marine Park.


CoASTAL Views
Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program
Januarr Fehruaryr larclh 2004
A Quarterly Publication

Mr. Somme who has been an educator for
many years became VIEO's Director in 1999. Under
his guidance, the VIEO provided funding for several
projects throughout the territory to enhance and utilize
energy more efficiently. In 2003, VIEO celebrated 30
years of energy efficiency awareness in the Virgin
Islands. Mr. Somme is excited about joining CZM and
is looking forward to the challenge.


(St. Croix staff from left to right): Conrad Knowles,
Norma Jackson, Rhoda Felix, Victor Somme III,
Lucette Green, Migdalia Roach, Charles Iles and Susan
Curtis

The staff of the VICZMP would like to
welcome our new Director, Victor Somme III. Director
Somme made the transition from the very successful
Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO).


CZM has begun, and will continue,
strengthening itself through the hiring of new people.
If you see any of these individuals while out and about
the territory, please take a few minutes to talk to them
and welcome them to their new roles and
responsibilities. I'm sure you'll find them to be as
enthusiastic and friendly as the rest of the CZM staff.

Contributed by William Rohring & Giselle Richardson

Inside This Issue:

CZM Making Strides ....................................... 1
VICZMP New Activity Book & Eco Fair ................. 2
Coastal Corner ....... ........... .... .............. 2
STXEEMP Poster Contest ................ ................ 3
CZM Calendar ................................. ............. 4

*All photos provided by CZM staff unless otherwise indicated.


"Managing Our Coastal Resources For The Future"








C4ASTAL Views_____


New VICZMP Outreach Activity Book
Makes Its Debut at
the Earth Dav Eco-Fair


The Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management
Program Public Outreach Coordinator has completed a new
Educational Activity Book specially designed to target the 4th
through 6th grade students of the territory. This activity book is
to be used as an educational tool with the hope of developing an
awareness of the ocean and marine environment. Activities
such as seek and find the words, tips on safety and caring for
the ocean, crossword puzzles, maze to the beach, mangroves
and aquatic plants and much more fun activities are included.
To obtain copies of the activity book call (340) 774-3320
x5117.

The CZM Educational Activity book made its debut
at the St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA's) 11th annual
Earth Day Eco-Fair. Along with the CZM Marine Park staff,
the CZM Public Outreach Coordinator Lillian Moolenaar made
presentations to approximately 1,040 students from 18 different
private and public schools over the three-day period.

The theme presented by Mrs. Moolenaar was
"Protecting and Connecting Our Earth and Ocean." Her
presentation consisted of a brief history on the VICZMP and an
explanation on products that comes from the sea that are used
on earth by humans, such as the sea food supply in the
supermarkets, the use of the ocean for transportation and
commerce, etc. The St. Croix East End Marine Park
management areas were discussed and a short educational
lecture on the biology and importance of coral reefs was
conducted.


A display of various marine careers related to the
ocean environment with descriptions of the qualifications were
exhibited, and a chart of items that can be reused and recycled
and can help with keeping our land and ocean clean and healthy
as we manage our coastal resources for the future. Students
received rewards for correct answers during a question and
answer segment of the presentation. The 2004 Earth Day Eco-
Fair was a success and the VICZMP outreach message to the
targeted audience was well received.


Contributed by Lillian Moolenaar & Susan Curtis








St. Croix East End Marine Park
Poster Contest
In March 2004, a poster contest was held with school
children from all St. Croix public and private schools. Students
were asked to design artwork for the permanent marine
protected area signs. The designs will be displayed on the
signs placed throughout the marine park. Three posters were
chosen to be placed on permanent signs for the marine
protected areas within the park. Nine additional posters were
also selected to complete a Marine Park calendar.


C ASTAL Views
Turtle Wildlife Preserve Area Poster Winner
Jesmarie Molina
8th Grade -Arthur A. Richards Jr. High School.


Recreation Areas Poster Winner
Chena Benson
6th Grade Manor School


4:i r? `17 1 VI
(Left to Right) Conrad E. Knowles, Chena Benson, Susan Curtis

No Take Areas Poster Winner
Karla Creek
10th Grade The Manor School


(Left to Right) Niarus Benjamin-Walker, Susan Curtis,
Conrad E. Knowles, Jesmarie Molina, David Rossington


Additional Winning Posters
for Marine Park Calendar


(Left to Right) Conrad E. Knowles, Karla Creek, Susan Curtis


These winners are all from The Manor School,
l', i, I to r) Pedro Anderson, Ifa Massey, Mona Abdallah,
and Shanice Edwards, all from the 8th grade; Stephon
th
George, 9 grade; Deyja Dunohue and Mohammed Batha,
th th
both from 10 grade; Chelsea Felix, 5 grade and Michael
th
Peterson 6 grade.

Poster winners received prizes donated by one of the
supporting sponsors: Mile Mark Water Sports, Big Beards
Adventure Tours, Ultimate Bluewater Adventures, Scuba
Shack, Scuba West, Cane Bay Dive Shop, Dive Experience,
Harbor Master Restaurant, and Jones' Maritime.


Contributed by Susan Curtis


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CoASTAL Views


January


+8th-Public Hearing- Golden Gaming, LLLP (St. Croix)
+23rd-Public Hearing-Jetski Coastal Water Sports (St. Thomas)
+23rd-Public Hearing-VI Water & Power Authority (St. Thomas)
+23rd-Decision Meeting-Jose Lima (St. Thomas)

February
S18th-Public Hearing-Dept. of Public Works (St. Thomas)
S18th-Public Hearing-Tim & Karen Reynolds (St Thomas)
* 18th-Public Hearing-Emerald Beach Modification (St. Thomas)
S18th-Decision Meeting-VI Water & Power Authority (St. Thomas)


March
S3rd-Public Hearing-Concordia Campgrounds Modification (STJ)
S3rd-Public Hearing-Westin Resort Modification (St. John)
S3rd-Public Hearing-Gallows Point Modification (St. John)
* 12th-Decision Meeting-Dept. of Public Works (St. Thomas)
* 12th-Decision Meeting-Tim & Karen Reynolds (St. Thomas)


April


*1*


Public Hearings/Decisions Meeting were rescheduled


May

+4th-Public Hearing-ESSO V.I., Inc (St. Thomas)
S18th-Decision Meeting-DPW (St. Thomas)
S18th-Decision Meeting-ESSO V.I., Inc (St. Thomas)
S18th-Decision Meeting-VP Marina, LLC (Pledge) (St. Thomas)
*26th-Decision Meeting-Golden Gaming (St. Croix)
*27th-Decision Meeting-Christiansted By-Pass (St. Croix)


June
S8h-Public Hearing-Little St. James Modification (St. John)
*8th-Public Hearing-Christian Fellowship Church Mod. (St. Thomas)
*8h-Public Hearing-Palace Resort STT/Renaissance Beach (STT)
*9th-Public Hearing-Innovative Communication Corp. (St. Thomas)
*30th-Decision Meeting- Innovative Communication Corp. (STT)


Check the VICZMP's webs ite at vww vicZm1p.com for the most accurate calendar information.





This newsletter has been funded in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and
Coastal Resources Management (OCRM), and the Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program (VICZMP).


Editor: Giselle C. Richardson
Reviewers: Licette Green Lillian Moolenaar Sheena Powell Bill Rohring

Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Division of Coastal Zone Management

45 Mars Hill, Frederiksted
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840-4477
Tel: (340) 773-1082 Fax: (340) 773-3343

or

Cyril E. King Airport Terminal Building, 2nd Floor
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Tel: (340) 774-3320 Fax: (340) 714-9524




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