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- SOME ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 15:55:03 -0400
 
 
Jane Higgins thought you would like to see this page from the St. Thomas Source web site.
Message from Sender:

Some Roads Closed Due to Flooding

Motorists should uses extreme caution and avoid crossing running water, due to roadway flooding Thursday on St. Thomas and St. John, according to the  V.I.Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

 

- Thunder Gods Roared
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:05:36 -0400
The thunder Gods roared  and blinked white lightening for hours right over
our heads last night.  When  the lights in the house flashed  we knew it was past time
to unplug everything. We can report that all appliances survived.
The little orange boxes help,....... but you never know.
 
Rain and wine buckets say about  8” fell overnight.  The pool is maxed out. And the lettuce
replanting will probably rot again. A small price to pay for not having a tree fall  on the house.
A new gut opened up a path of   water to our downhill neighbors on the west side. The same storm
seemed to be taking 2 steps west and one step east all night long.  Shocking to see Culebra’s report
that they only received 2 inches. What a few miles can make in weather changes.
 
Just yesterday while rolling over the washing machine chop of waves coming back from Jost Van
Dyke we were  saying how lucky we were this storm season. And we were and are.  Last night was
just a recollection of what could have been worse.  Now the sun is creeping up on the north deck and it
is time to switch back to solar power. Happy Holidays.
Jane Higgins
Soggy Fortuna, St Thomas

- Underwater
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 03:40:34 -0400
It is 3:30 am and checking Storm Carib  at this hour has not occurred  since our last hurricane .It has been pouring
off and on , mostly on since 5:30 last night.  The run off behind our house down the hill is so loud
that there is no sleeping now.  Waiting for daylight to check our newly formed rivers.  Let us know what
you are experiencing. 
Jane Higgins
in  the RAIN Forest ,
West End, Fortuna, St Thomas

- : ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS EXTENDS PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE RE; CORAL WORLD DOLPHINARIUM
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:58:44 -0400
It’s rainy weather like what we are having now that shows us how  poor the drainage is in Water Bay,
St Thomas. The same Water Bay and  proposed site of  CORAL WORLD’S DOLPHINARIUM , an over
2 acre steel fenced enclosure supported by 158 posts in the ocean floor and displacing 14,000 sq ft of
coral, to house captive dolphins.  We can ask the Army Corps of Engineers to stop this project.
 
PLEASE BROADCAST THIS AND TAKE ACTION, HELP US SAVE WATER BAY , SAVE THE DOLPHINS
ACE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS TO NOVEMBER 30, 2013
 
We have  been informed that the Army Corps of Engineers has extended it’s deadline to receive public
comments regarding the proposed   CORAL WORLD DOLPHINARIUM  Case # SAJ-l976-89037 to November 30. 
Any comments postmarked by November 30 will be received and reviewed by the ACE.  Please mail in your comments regarding
marine habitat,environmental impacts, relocation of corals ,water quality experiences   and water current
and eutrophication issues in regards to  Water Bay  and refer  to the  Coral World case number to ;
 
Edgar W. Garcia, Project Manager,
District Engineer, Army Corps of Engineers
400 Fernandez  Junco Ave
San Juan, PR  00901-3299
 
Jane Higgins
The Committee to Save Water Bay
St Thomas
 
 
 
 

- Army Corp of Engineers Asks for Comments on Coral World Dolphinarium Case # SAJ-1976-89037 (SP-EWG)
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:01:11 -0400



PLEASE FACEBOOK, INTERNET, WEBMAIL, PASS ALONG AND ACT NOW
OUR LAST CHANCE

LET THE ARMY CORPS KNOW YOU THAT WANT TO SAVE WATER BAY NOW

The Army Corps of Engineers has just posted and announced that they will
receive and review public comments concerning the proposed dolphinarium
by Coral World in Water Bay for the next 20 days.  Please refer to
Case #   Coral World SAJ-1976-89037 (SP-EWG) when sending your comments
into the ACE.   Please send your concerns and evidential
documents concerning the environment of Water Bay , your personal knowledge
of water flow and current studies of Water Bay and your comments in regards
to the two acres of coral and marine habitat that will be disrupted by the
dolphinarium within the next 20 days to :

The Army Corp of Engineers, District Engineer
Antilles Permits Section,
400 Fernandez Juncos Ave,
San Juan , PR  00901.

Using the following link, or the one posted in the Public Notice,
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices/tabid/6072/Article/19746/saj-1976-89037-sp-ewg.aspx
click on the link for the project, scroll down to the heading "Comments"
;there you will find more information.

"Comments  regarding the potential authorization of the work proposed should
be submitted in writing within 20 days of this notice" .
The notice was posted on November 8, 2013.

We are residents, swimmers, divers, sailors, fisherman, veterinarians,
ecologists , environmentalists and keepers of the
Earth for future generations.  We do not need to build an ocean park, a
water park or any false places to keep captives.
We live in the water park called the Caribbean. We thank Senator Clarence
Payne  once again for standing up to those that
are  shortsighted , and for understanding that our future is imbedded in
saving our environment.  We must keep Water Bay
intact for our great, great , grandchildren. The Army Corp of Engineers has
listened to us before and we can still save Water Bay
if you are willing to take a stand.

Jane Higgins and Jay Lammering,
St Thomas




- Wet Wings and Billy's Orchid
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 09:59:38 -0400
 
We are cleaning up  little wings left behind and wet is an understatement. We’ve had many  inches of rain over night
and more showers today. Seems to be going North and then dropping back South and  repeating. The water man can
go on holiday now.  
 
To all of you orchid lovers out there, this one is called “Billy’s orchid”, after  our friend Billy. He  gave us a large clump
of these for a housewarming gift almost 13 years  ago, and  said then that the  plant was at least 20 years  old.We divided
up the  clump 2 years  ago and the anxious wait for re-blooming has been on.  Over the years the bloom date is always  the week of
Halloween. This last week has been overcast and rainy, and the bloom appeared yesterday.  Billy passed away
years ago and  we are reminded of him with this gift of gorgeous.  
 
We are having too much rain, and as you can see the pressure washing of mold build up will be next, as usual;
the cycle of the tropics carries on.  The driveway and hills behind us are pushing out a rapid gush of river.
The pineapple is growing before our eyes and begging for harvest. 
 
Stay safe and dry . Let us know how your island life is going.  Jane Higgins  from the jungle called Fortuna,
Northwest side of St Thomas.  jhigginswear at islands.vi
 
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- Lightening Sandwich
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:44:40 -0400
Good Morning Islanders,
 
We were in a lightening sandwich last night between the north and south skies.  Reminders of what we called
“heat or sheet lightening” during childhood in Nebraska. We are hot, humid and  morning hazy. We’ll
take it , better than storm anxiety any day. 
 
Please send a DONATION to STORMCARIB today.  What would we do without our round robin weather
observations with our island neighbors?   The service provided by this site is invaluable.  Many thanks to
Gert for keeping us informed.
 
Today, I’ll be “no horizon higgins”, it is that hazy.
 
Jane Higgins, on the Northwest Side of the super green rain forest , Fortuna, St Thomas.  jhigginswear at islands.vi 
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- Greetings From Rain-Deluged St. Thomas!
  • From: Jimmy and Linda Magner <frenchtownfishing at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:36:53 -0300
It's been so long since my last post.  Honestly, we haven't fallen off the face of the earth or the boat yet!
 
This is my update from our little corner of the island.
 
It's been a hell of a night over here in Frenchtown.  The other half just got back from the bay after bailing a boat.  His report is that all roads in Frenchtown are flooded ankle deep or more.  The four-lane Veterans Drive is down to the two south lanes, now being used as a two-way road.  The gut behind McDonalds is a raging river.  The entrance to Frenchtown from Davis has water over the sidewalk.
 
Our understanding, from numerous clients at our favorite bar (Betsy's) who are now stranded there, is that Crown Mountain Road and Scott Free are impassible at this time due to the falling boulders etc.  Adding insult to injury is the fact that the majority of island taxis are currently not running.
 
Now, I'm often teased about my fancy rain gauge but honestly, when it's raining straight down, it does work!  It's a fancy orange Home Depot bucket, put in the middle of the yard, that seems to do the job!  This morning we had accumulated 3.4 inches and that was from Wednesday noon until about 11:00 this morning (Thurs.).  I just went out and took another measurement (12:15 a.m. Fri.) and I am up to 10.3 inches.  So that gives you an idea of the amount of water that has come down in the last 36 hours or so!
 
So Dave thinks he's the only one with a "towel brigade"?  We'll have to get together over a cold one and compare notes one of these days!
 
Take care everyone...
 
L & J
 
 
 
 
 
 

- Gabrielle
  • From: Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 23:18:01 -0400 (EDT)
Seems like we have given birth to yet another storm. Thanks for the rain Gabby. Hope PR and the DR fare well.

Ronnie Lockhart

- Anguilla?
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 20:40:26 -0400
What is up Anguilla? the map looks amazing! give us some reports please.....
jhigginswear at islands.vi
St Thomas, Virgin Islands

- September View
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:08:58 -0400
Good Morning Islanders,
Today is Labor Day Holiday for some of us and assuming hot and humid for all of us.
The maps are  busy with areas of interest. As we continue  yard cleanup,
deck clearing  and fruit harvest.  The Thai chili peppers are not taking a break;
while the tomatoes are fading with the the 86 degree wake up.
 
Here is September’s orchid in her pink and green “retro” glow . The 9 inch  Norfolk
potted pine from 2 years ago finally got re-potted as the 8  foot soon to be holiday
tree.  We’ll  have to trim the evergreen  down by December to fit inside the house for
decorating.  Thinking ahead to the holidays helps getting  thru the September-
October storm checking syndrome.
 
We are paying attention to Nature’s and StormCarib’s  signals now. 
Jane Higgins  jhigginswear at islands.vi     from the multi-hued rainforest
on the West End , Fortuna, St. Thomas
 
 
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- Damp Days of Summer
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:55:11 -0400
Good Morning,
Assuming it could only be more humid if it rains.  Looks like Barbados and Grenada and
the rest of the island chain will be getting plenty now. The closer to September the
more ready we are.  Jane Higgins jhigginswear at islands.vi 
 
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- Hermit Crabs Have a Party in St John
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:47:43 -0400
 
Is the hermit crab march in St John weather related? 
click on “Hermit Crabs on the March”
 
We are hazy, hot, humid, and SUPER GREEN.
Jane Higgins thought you would like to see this page from the St. Thomas Source web site.
Message from Sender:

never a dull moment in st john

 

- Fruitful Forecasting? And Coconut Bombs
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:57:06 -0400
Good Muggy Morning,
We are as green as any emerald and have taken on at least 10 inches of rain in the last 10 days
here in Fortuna.  If fruit harvesting is a sign of what is to come, get ready.  You’ve heard
the warning tales of so many mangoes, star fruit and genips  before storm season.
We’ll take those warnings and fill our pantries with the jams, jellies, and pickling jars full.
 
Here are mangoes from my friend Vivian’s  huge tree mid island in St Thomas that just keeps
giving.  We can’t keep up with the star fruit. Ginger snaps become  the crusts for a pie, and we
grill large slices when we think too.  The aviator in the house made sun pickles last week with
cucumber bounty from the Bordeaux market, and one of the jars has the hot skinny Thai peppers
in too. The gigantic genip tree lodged on the incline is  loaded with out of reach branches
near breaking; lucky for the  parakeets. 
 
The coconut guy finally came and realized he was late for jellies.  He filled his truck with
coconuts and young trees from the nuts for the market. Better  to have the coconut
bombs in his truck then thru our roof. 
 
Cutting  back the bush from the wires and fencing is a full day’s job . Realizing  that we  have not
had enough Sahara dust to stop the African trans-Atlantic party; being ready trumps all. 
 
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- Erin
  • From: Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:22:33 -0400 (EDT)
Was looking at info for TD 5 and pop, it's now TS Erin!! Heading our way again. This one looks south. Hope so. Will keep an eye on it.

Ronnie Lockhart

- Horizon and Rain Thanks
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 10:59:58 -0400
On Monday the cistern was low and thoughts of calling the water truck popped up.  Procrastination won
that argument and about 6 inches of rain over the last few days solved the issue.  THANK YOU Mother Nature.
 
The horizon line is crisp, and the Sahara dust is gone for now.  We see more dust on the map coming our way but
certainly not as dense as it usually is this time of year.  The moisture train is crossing the Atlantic. Are you ready?  
 
The heirloom giant tomatoes are loving the moisture, and the netting is keeping the bad birds away. Luck
is in the BLT sandwiches for sure.  The limes are the best and biggest we’ve had in years. The star fruit
is keeping the parakeets happy. The passion fruit are finally ripening again.
 
We need to be ready for anything coming from the East in the next few weeks, it is that inevitable time of year.
 
Take care. From the calm, hot, and emerald green Northwest Side of St Thomas
 
Jane Higgins
Fortuna, St Thomas
 

- Dorian
  • From: Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:37:06 -0400 (EDT)
TS Dorian. Now this one looks like he will pass north of use. Hopefully he will move further north as he plods along!  Two storms coming in about the same area. Don't like it.

Ronnie Lockhart

- A good dry run
  • From: mantaray357 at yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:01:31 +0000
I tend to agree that this TS Chantal is a mess...here on the East end 
(Vessup/Muller Bay) it's been quite choppy since before lunch. My wind 
instruments are unreliable, but the 'lazy jacks' haven't given an audible smack 
yet - and that's roughly 25KTS. It doesn't appear that the new management for 
AYH has given the 'git out' warning, but the mooring field seems to be well 
prepared. 

As in the title - a good dry run for what's been said will be a vigorous storm 
season. Ever try to take a shower on a bouncy boat? Sometimes a large head 
compartment can be a liability! 

I can still see stars, the wind is an effective hair dryer...and after quite 
the day of activity, it's time for rest.

Kim
S/V Slo Dancin
Red Hook
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


- Chantal Wake Up
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:55:26 -0400
Good Morning Islanders,
 
Chantal is waking us up to the reality of what we should be prepared for.
I haven’t seen the aviator in our house go into full move the planes mode
so assuming Chantal will go south of us.  We do have some evidence of her
in the  vicinity; no horizon ,some chop to the sea, and the treetops 
stretching  just enough to remind us of the powers we can’t control. Other
stations in St Thomas this morning are  reporting some gusts up to 23 mph,
and down to 10 within a few seconds; that swirly go round is upon us.
 
TODAY IS THE DAY to send a DONATION to STORMCARIB.  Thanks again to
Gert for keeping us informed.  Can you imagine storm season without
STORMCARIB? 
 
Let us know how you are doing and let’s appreciate Chantal’s speedy exit from
the Caribbean. 
 
Meanwhile, the thresher birds are really enjoying the  hot  Thai peppers;
the rest of the netting is going up and the dog is trained to “get the bird”.
The star fruit is all in and tomorrow may be the day to bake something out
of it.  The lime trees are loaded up and showing off;  after many years of rest. 
Limes must love drought, rain, wind, sun, and then some more.
 
Stay dry and safe. 
Jane Higgins on the Northwest Side of Fortuna,
St Thomas US Virgin Islands
 
 

- Hello Chantal!!
  • From: Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 00:23:59 -0400 (EDT)
Been so busy and have been neglecting my reports. Chantal looks like she will pass south of us. Here comes some rain!! Hope that's it!!

Ronnie

- A Cool Morning Rings in Freedom Celebrations
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 08:31:42 -0400
Good Morning,
A cool 76 degrees started this day with humidity at  89%. We’ll have some passing showers ;
and can see  cotton clouds and light blue background. The horizon is softening with Sahara dust and
we  expect to get up to 84 degrees. Compared to many of our stateside friends we seem
to be having the cooler summer. 
 
Today is Emancipation Day.  See the article below from our local news website The St Thomas
Source.  An amazing story of bravery and solidarity.  Tomorrow we celebrate the 4th of July
to reflect the U.S. part of our island’s history. 
 
Let’s hope the weather holds for the final lap of St John’s Festival; closing with fireworks
on the evening of the 4th. 
 
Jane Higgins on the  cool NORTHWEST side of St Thomas, overlooking the tiny
islands of “cockroach and cricket”                                      jhigginswear at islands.vi 
 
 
Jane Higgins thought you would like to see this page from the St. Thomas Source web site.
Message from Sender:

Celebrating Freedom in the Virgin Islands

Events on St. Croix and St. Thomas will commemorate the day in 1848 when the territory's enslaved Africans rose up and demanded their freedom.

 

- The Thunder Shirt Worked
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:08:14 -0400
Good Morning Islanders,
 
The wake up call before 6 am was a sudden downpour with plenty of thunder and lightening that
brought about 3” in the hour.  By 7am visibility returned.  We are still looking at metallic  skies
and more moisture is coming. The pool is  topped off and we are downloading auxiliary
cisterns into the main cistern. The white clothes put on the line yesterday are asking for a re-wash.
Any roof leaks would have been detected this morning, the deluge was extreme.
We are now under a flash flood advisory for the day. 
 
We were lucky enough to have our new THUNDER SHIRT ready for our hyper anxious younger
shepherd.  This is a wrap around knit jacket that closes with Velcro and hugs your dog into a snug
package of calm.  Works really great for fear of thunder, over  barking, and excitability.
We bought this at Crown Bay Marina in St Thomas at Style A Dog.  For the first time  in years
we had a much quieter calmer experience with a passing storm.  Only wish we could give Thunder
Shirts to the neighbor dogs tied to trees during the storm.
 
Great day to assess where the water flows.  Take care and stay dry. 
 
 
Jane Higgins on the Northwest Side of St Thomas
also known as Mango/Star fruit/Papaya Heaven 
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- Thunder,Tomato Worms, What's your address?
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:27:30 -0400
Good Morning,
We woke up very early to rapid fire thunder and lightening; enough to get the
young dog bark-panting and the old folks up.  We’re having  grey skies,and  the
solar intake numbers are low on the inverter today; we’ll see how long the
power holds out.  We have frothy white caps on steel seas on the Northside
and the town side shows rolling white  clusters coming in from the East.
A power wash is passing thru now.    
 
Just for fun and grins, see article below from our local on-line St Thomas Source.
Click on “Street Addressing to Begin Monday on St Thomas”.
Looks like after all these years we may be on our way to getting street names
and addresses.  Do you have “real” addresses on your island?  Sounds like it
would work  out great for calling in an emergency. Now it goes like this:
“Help, my house is on fire! I fell down and can’t get up! Go up the west end
road past the nursing home, and past that big purple house with the blue roof
and turn next to the mango tree by the green fence and see the orange house
and go a little further, I’ll be lying down next to  my gate waiting for you!”
Seriously, for true.  We do look forward to our well addressed future.
 
Let us know how you call in an emergency on your island? This could be
enlightening. 
 
The same color as the tomato plant big wormy caterpillars are doing some
damage.  So far this week we’ve pulled at least 8 of them off the plants.
The hot little Thai chili peppers don’t seem to bother them a bit. Any tips
on keeping these bad guys off my veggies? 
 
Meanwhile, days like today give us another shove to keep getting ready for
sure, for sure.
 
Jane Higgins  on the Steely Cool Northwest Side , Fortuna,
 
Jane Higgins thought you would like to see this page from the St. Thomas Source web site.
Message from Sender:

Do you have street addresses on your island?

Field crews from the Street Addressing Initiative will begin implementing addresses in the Charlotte Amalie pilot area on Monday. The addressing area encompasses the historic district and surrounding areas.

 

- Sahara Dust Air Pollution Alert in the USVI from St. Thomas Source
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:23:49 -0400
 
Good Afternoon Islanders,
We are hazy hot gray and this air pollution alert is posted our on web news. See the
link for more information.  The tomatoes love the heat, turning red faster now, and
the netting up is in defense of our threshies; bad birds , bad birds.
Jane Higgins thought you would like to see this page from the St. Thomas Source web site.
Message from Sender:

from The St Thomas Source

The territory is under an air pollution alert for ongoing high levels of wind-blown dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The dust causes hazy skies, which reduces visibility and decreases air quality.

 

- No Horizon
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:06:07 -0400
Good Monday Morning,
After a stellar weekend, with plenty of azure skies for all the weddings we hosted
in St Thomas; now we see grey haze and no horizon.  Must be  moisture
on the way.  Good to see that the Sahara dust is holding off for another day, as  more
deposits  into the cisterns will be  well received. 
 
Finally after a few years of no limes on the trees, they are back in bundles.  In a few more
weeks the local lime sales will be peaking.  The genip trees are full and the mangoes are
hanging low all over the island.  We are ready for summer fruits.
 
How do your gardens grow?  We are on round three of tomatoes ripening and the tiny
hot Thai peppers are ready to turn red.  They may just have to be pickled. 
 
We worked on cleaning up loose items around the back of the house and hauling away
more.  The sooner we get our perimeters cleared up the better for our peace of mind.
 
The pantry shelves are starting to fill up with storm food too.  Just in case, right?
 
From the hazy, breezy Northwest side of St Thomas. 
Jane Higgins
St Thomas, Virgin Islands

- Thunder Barking and Coral in Danger
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:31:48 -0400
 
Good Afternoon,
Here on the Northwest side of St Thomas we have been barking at thunder since the crack of dawn with over an
inch in rain in the last few hours.  The tomatoes and peppers are now hydroponic in their container garden on the
deck and of course I watered yesterday. 
 
We are fighting to save Water Bay on the East End of  St Thomas and still want to  believe that
the Army Corp of Engineers will stop  the environmental damage that the proposed dolphinarium will cause.
Our local CZM did approve the permit for the dolphinarium  even after receiving 2 to 1 comments and letters
opposing the project from the local community.  We  are counting on the Army Corp of Engineers to
halt this project.  We need your help.
 
Here is a portion of the Coral World Dolphinarium permit application  that discusses  the Water Bay coral environment
and what they plan do to it.  They plan on “re-locating” 250 corals.”We are staging our group to  include collecting petition
letters and sending all we have to ACE now during the review process. 
 
Please write a letter or editorial to our local  Daily News  to wake up our community that may  soon lose Water Bay to
this dolphinarium . The Daily News will receive submissions by email to; letters at dailynews.vi  and cc to:
 
The Army Corp of Engineers case # will be  ;
SAJ-1976-89037  CORAL WORLD   , public comments, petitions and any other information can be mailed to ;
Edgar W. Garcia, Project Manager
Army Corp of Engineers /Antilles Regulatory Section
400 Fernanadez Junco Ave
San Juan, PR  00901-3299 
phone #  787-729-6905 and 787-729-6906
 
The subject of the dolphins being captive will not matter to ACE ,  we can only supply ACE with all the we
have on the water flow, sediment issues, coral cuttings, building fences in the sea and all the other harm that will come
to Water Bay if this project moves forward.  We need to WAKE UP and protect Water Bay for our great great grandchildren.
Our environment is their inheritance.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT.
Jane Higgins ,The Committee to Save Water Bay St Thomas  jhigginswear at islands.vi 
 
others note  --------------
, there are 2 protected  coral species in Water Bay now, and potentially more if the new species get approval to be classified protected.
      
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Attachment: Coral World EAR coral references.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document


- June Soon Come
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 09:38:06 -0400
Good Morning Islanders,
June soon come.  Time to visualize all we need to get thru to the end of November.
The sooner we prepare the easier it will be.  It is windy right now.  The Atlantic
view from our deck at 650 ft on the Northwest side of St Thomas is steely chop.
We are cooler and greener now with much needed rain bestowed upon us.
 
Take care and prepare. 
 
Jane Higgins
Fortuna, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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