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All Invited to Reef Fest 2019 - "From Land to Sea" Conservation is About All of Us

The University of the Virgin Islands invites the general Virgin Islands community to the 9th Annual Reef Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Yacht Haven Grande. Reef Fest promotes reef conservation and environmental awareness in the Virgin Islands. This year’s theme is "From Land to Sea."

“Our goal is to highlight the importance of our natural resources on land and at sea and the connections between them,” said Jarvon Stout, community engagement specialist for the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR).

The exhilarating outdoor event will feature its usual lineup of activities to include live musical entertainment, exciting presentations, environmental exhibitions, and raffle prizes. There is no admission fee and individuals of all ages are welcomed to take part in fun activities.

"Growing from last year's event, we will be expanding our Sustainable Showdown contest, which is being coordinated by the Virgin Islands Clean Coasts program,” said Kristina Edwards, outreach coordinator, Department of Planning and Natural Resources Coastal Zone Management Division. “We are inviting several businesses and chefs to prepare lionfish as we are promoting its consumption as a means to control the population size of this invasive species."

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website - - and from this direct link.