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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.

Least Terns Leave Buck Island; Nesting Colony Unsuccessful This Year

Buck Island Reef National Monument on St. Croix has announced that the least terns have left West Beach. All of the beach is open to the public again.

Buck Island Reef NM Informs Public of Boat Safety and Summer Operations

"Many local and visiting boaters are unaware that all of Buck Island Reef National Monument is managed according to national park standards, and it is the responsibility of the National Park Service to do its part to protect life, property and park resources within the monument, which is a Marine Protected Area,” said Park Superintendent Greg Camacho.

Community Residents Revitalize and Beautify Point Udall

Local nurse Kathleen Arnold Lewis mobilized a beautification initiative accompanied by a group of volunteers, including her daughter, son and family friends.

NPS Reminds Public of Park Rules and Boater Safety

As the National Park Service continues to prepare the parks for the next phase of making them accessible to the public, it reminds everyone about the rules and levels of awareness that will make visits to the parks, whether on the land or in the water, safe and fun.

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