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V.I. National Park Dock in Cruz Bay to Close January Through August for Maintenance

The Virgin Islands Port Authority will allow mariners to use the Victor Sewer Marine Facility (The Creek) for loading and offloading only during the closure.

V.I. National Park Opens Final Public Comment Period on Potential Exchange of STJ Land

The National Park Service opens the final public comment period and releases the 'Finding of No Significant Impact' for potential St. John land exchange.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, St. John Rescue Offer Life Guard Training

all participants should be willing to sign a letter of intent to be involved with the Friends’ Learn to Swim Program in some capacity, whether as a lifeguard, water safety instructor or beachside presenter. 

Liberty Foundation Awards a $10,000 to Friends of VI National Park for Environmental Preservation

Liberty VI employees also participated in a volunteer effort to clean a trail and help keep the park’s grounds clean and healthy.

Friends of VINP Kicks Off Season with Full Lineup of Events, Seminars and Hikes

With some 275 events, seminars, boat trips and hikes already on the 2022/23 schedule, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is looking forward to engaging community and visitors with the park. 

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Awards Seven University Scholarships

The $5,000 awards fall under the auspices of the Friends of the VI National Park's two scholarship programs: the Noble Samuel Scholarship and the Jeffery Matheny Scholarship. 

Nicole F. Angeli Receives Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award

Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) congratulates Director Nicole F. Angeli, Ph.D., of the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on her receiving the Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award at the 112th Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that was held from Sept. 18-21. in Fort Worth, Texas.

Friends of V.I. National Park Accepting Scholarship Applications

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park invites university-level students to apply for the Noble Samuel and Jeffrey Matheny scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. The deadline for applications is Monday, July 11.

DPNR Funds Free Kayak Tours Among Mangroves of St. Croix

Guided kayak tours will be provided at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at no cost to any current residents of the U.S.V.I.

NPS Offers Concession Business Opportunities at Buck Island Reef National Monument

PROSPECTUS: A concession business opportunity to provide interpretive scheduled tour boat services with guided snorkeling and other services at Buck Island Reef National Monument.

Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative Works With NPS to Restore Corals

      Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park. 

Friends of VINP to Host Virtual Annual Gala on Saturday

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host their annual gala from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, with park trivia, multiple opportunities to win prizes, and an online auction.

National Park Service Awards $3M for Coral, Vegetation, Shoreline Restoration

NPS has announced the award of seven cooperative agreements totaling $3.28 million to address the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria on coral reefs, mangroves and shorelines at four park sites in V.I.

Angelita Alvino to Lead National Parks on St. Croix

Angelita “Angie” Alvino has been chosen as the new superintendent for Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Commentary: USVI Needs Leadership to Preserve Our Natural Places  

This article is as relevant today as when I wrote it a few years ago, stressing how important it is to establish open green spaces in the Virgin Islands if we want to grow a healthy economy.

Buck Island Reef NM Modifies Hours of Operation, Cites Rules

Buck Island Reef National NM is implementing an immediate temporary public use limitation effective Thursday, Aug. 12. Such actions are deemed necessary for public health and safety.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Being Used to Map Coral Reefs Around Buck Island

Data will be collected using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as drones. The collected data will contribute to several research projects.

Construction, Repairing of Wharf Bulkhead Begins at Christiansted National Historic Site

On March 1, contractors began the repair and replacement of the wharf bulkhead located between King Christian Hotel and Fort Christiansvaern.

Plaskett Applauds NPS Progress on Caneel Bay Environmental Assessments

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the next phase of environmental assessments at Caneel Bay being conducted by the National Park Service.

Governor, Congresswoman Team with NPS to Increase Safety of Visitors on Buck Island

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett are working with the National Park Service to make available additional resources to ensure the safety of visitors to the Buck Island Reef National Monument in light of recent incidents on the island located just off St. Croix.
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