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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.

Park Service Makes Statement on January 10th Incident at Buck Island

The National Park Service makes a statement about Buck Island Reef National Monument incident when rangers responded to a brawl and gunfire.

Park Service Administrative Site at Red Hook to Re-open for Day Use January 4

In 2021, the park will continue with hurricane Irma and Maria recovery efforts throughout the park on St. John as well as at Red Hook, St. Thomas.

Virgin Islands National Park Cruz Bay Visitor Center to Reopen

Beginning on Friday, Oct. 23, Virgin Islands National Park will reopen access to the Cruz Bay Visitor Center.

DPNR Gives Storm Preparation Guidelines for Boaters in USVI

All boaters should begin to make necessary preparations as the remainder of the 2020 Hurricane Season begins to intensify. In the event of a tropical system, boaters are advised to plan or relocate to the following havens.

Fort Christianvaern’s Parking Lot Reopens

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Fort Christiansvaern parking lot in Christiansted will reopen to the public under a temporarily modified schedule.

Buck Island Reef National Monument Anchoring Reopens

The public will once again be allowed to anchor by approved permit issued from the superintendent under the authority provided by the special regulations in Virgin Islands law.
Hawksbill turtle surfaces. (Photo by Caroline Rogers)

2020 Buck Island Reef NM Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Underway

There are several key nesting areas on St. Croix, including Buck Island Reef National Monument, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix’s East End Beaches (Jack’s, Issac’s, Southgate, Coakley Bay), and Ha’ Penny Beach on the south shore.

Christiansted National Historic Site Repairing Damage From 2017 Hurricanes

Christiansted National Historic Site has begun several projects related to the repair of damages to park buildings and trees resulting from hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017. Work may result in limited street closings in and around the Site.

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