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June 29 - July 6, 2024

DPNR is proud to present the territory’s first annual Coral Reef Week. This weeklong educational and interactive initiative aims to inform and engage Virgin Islanders in coral and marine conservation efforts in the territory. Coral Reef Week boasts a range of exciting experiences from land based coral nursery tours, youth diving at the Frederiksted Pier, beach clean ups, an ocean inspired art gallery, interactive watershed activities, snorkel clinics, free kayak tours and much more! 

Coral Reef Week is funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program which has allowed all events to be free for the public to participate in! Coral Reef Week 2024 will only take place on St. Croix with plans to extend to St. Thomas in 2025.

Events

Sign up required

Free Kayak Tours of Salt River Bay Ecological Reserve

Use the promo code “coral” to sign up for a free kayak tour and learn about the importance of mangrove ecosystems! This event is brought to you by the Division of Fish & Wildlife 

Free Coral Nursery Tour at The Nature Conservancy

Join this land- based coral nursery tour to witness firsthand how the territory is working towards coral reef restoration at TNC Estate Little Princess.

SEA Snorkel Clinic
Interested in engaging with the marine environment through recreation? Join the SEA Snorkel Clinic. Sign up by messaging 
owalton@stxenvironmental.org
Free Youth Dive Day

Certified divers under age 18, this day is for you! Enjoy a free guided dive of the Frederiksted Pier (gear included) Sign up by messaging alex.fireman@dpnr.vi.gov

For More Information

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Contact us!

Kelcie Troutman -East End Marine Park Coordinator
kelcie.troutman@dpnr.vi.gov
340-718-3367

Alex Fireman -NOAA Coral Reef Fellow
alex.fireman@dpnr.vi.gov
340-718-3367

Thanks to our wonderful Partners!