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.

Projects selected for funding in FY 2021 address flood risk management priorities and include conducting an educational campaign designed to equip 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.


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 U.S. Virgin Islands
An Educational Series

Christiansted, St Croix Watershed Thumbnail   Christiansted, St. Croix Watershed

Great Cruz Bay, St. John Watershed   Great Cruz Bay, Saint John Watershed

St. Thomas Harbor, St Thomas Watershed thumbnail   Saint Thomas Harbor, Saint Thomas Watershed

This collaborative effort includes four associated articles that explore the concepts and importance of watersheds and watershed management across the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Series 1 thumbnail1.  Where Does the Rain Go?

Fundamentals of a Watershed



Series 2 thumbnail2.  Why Manage a Watershed?

Why Watershed Managment Matters



Series 3 thumbnail 3.  How to Manage a Watershed: Balance Use and Plan for Changes

The Fundamentals of How to Best Manage a Watershed for Maximum Benefits


Series 4 thumbnail 4.  Who Manages a Watershed?

The Roles and Organizations of a Community and How to Properly Manage Watersheds



Additional Resources for the Watersheds of the U.S. Virgin Islands series

Learn more thumbnail Learn More

Additional resources and tools to better understand your watershed



Glossary thumbnail USVI Glossary

Terminology commonly used while navigating a watershed



Watersheds of the U.S. Virgin Islands series document collection