Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team

SILVER JACKETS

Many Partners, One Team

 

For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Email, 978-831-2196

U.S. Virgin Islands Silver Jackets

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Silver Jackets is a team of dedicated people from various agencies that collaborate on bringing resources, funding, and programs together to help achieve the Territory’s flood risk management goals.

VISION STATEMENT

An interagency team dedicated to improving the quality of life, infrastructure, and the environment by making the U.S. Virgin Islands more resilient to natural disasters.

Team Activities

Watersheds of the US Virgin Islands – Educational Series

This educational campaign series is designed to provide people with knowledge about the watersheds in which they live. Watershed education increases awareness and provides the confidence needed to take action regarding hazard mitigation planning and floodplain management in their communities. This collaborative effort focused on one watershed from each island and developed placemats and four associated articles that explore the concepts and importance of watersheds and watershed management across the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Each placemat in the series is accessible below, or access the entire collection here.

Watershed Placemats

Watershed Articles

  1.  Where Does the Rain Go? - Fundamentals of a Watershed
  2.  Why Manage a Watershed? - Why Watershed Management Matters
  3.  How to Manage a Watershed? Balance Use and Plan for Changes - The Fundamentals of How to Best Manage a Watershed for Maximum Benefits
  4.  Who is Responsible for Managing Watersheds? - The Roles and Organizations of a Community and How to Properly Manage Watersheds

Additional Watersheds of U.S. Virgin Islands Series Resources

Learn More - Additional resources and tools to better understand your watershed

USVI Glossary - Terminology commonly used while navigating a watershed

Educational  Campaign Webinar and Presentation Slides – December 2, 2021


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.