Subscribe

Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.

Subscribe

Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.
Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.
U.S. Department of the Interior - Office of Insular Affairs
twitter facebook youtube tumblr instagram Google+ flickr
Resources for:

Health insurance that works for you - and your employees
Share

OIA Announces $1.6 million in Funding For Salt River Bay



Date: July 3, 2012
For more information please contact:
Rebecca Zepeda (202) 208-2534
Rebecca_Zepeda@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Tony Babauta, has awarded $1.6 million to the Salt Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, a park co-managed with the Government of the US Virgin Islands and the National Park Service (NPS), for the construction of a Coastal Studies Outpost on St. Croix. The outpost will facilitate marine education and the collection of research data related to threats to natural resources, fisheries, stability of shorelines and coral reefs.

“This project is critical to revitalizing the island of St. Croix, creating jobs and generating economic development and growth. I am pleased to be supporting Governor deJongh in this initiative as well as Delegate Christensen who has been a stalwart champion of marine research and education programs for the Virgin Islands,” said Babauta.

The funds will also assist in solving technical challenges related to converting an abandoned haul road into an ecologically sustainable thoroughfare—a “greenway”—for future public park access.