CONTACT: DEANNA JAMES, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
(TEL) 340.773.9898, (EMAIL) staff@STXFOUNDATION.ORG
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – St. Croix Foundation for Community Development in conjunction with Nonprofit Consortium Partners Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism Inc., St. Croix Environmental Association, and Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition will be hosting the second segment of our Engage VI Virtual Community Town Hall Series on Thursday, June 10, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The Town Hall will thematically follow Heavy Industry and the Food That We Eat: Impacts on Agriculture and Fisheries on St. Croix.
Thursday’s Town Hall will serve as an information session during which residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of heavy industry on St. Croix’s environment and create an open forum for local farmers to discuss the impacts of recent oil releases on their farms. Like the previous town hall, this session is intended to establish an open dialogue between policy makers, regulators, and the Community.
Scheduled contributors from our local agricultural community and academic experts will shape the dialogue around the impacts heavy industry has had on food security and sovereignty for St. Croix. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, VI Department of Agriculture, VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, VI Senate Committee on Economic Development & Agriculture, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been invited to provide pertinent information to residents. To learn more and to join this important community convening, individuals can register today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engage-vi-environmental-town-hall-tickets-153862204997.
ABOUT ST. CROIX FOUNDATION
Established in 1990, the Foundation has served as a conduit for over 42 million dollars in funding for community-based projects throughout the Virgin Islands. With an incomparable track record of successful community development initiatives and national recognition for its work in education reform and small business development, the Foundation has also received international acknowledgment for its community revitalization initiatives and, today, continues directing its focus on energy independence, workforce development, education, youth and families, and of course, the broad-based support of nonprofits, including fiscal sponsorship, grantmaking, and the Nonprofit Consortium.