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Friends of VI National Park Accepting Applications for Summer Trail Crew

This summer job opportunity is an eight-week program running from June 26 to Aug. 4 and is open to Virgin Islands high school students, ages 15 to 18.

DPNR Reminds Community to Camp Responsibly at Salt River Bay and East End Marine Park

The following guidelines will keep these resources clean, healthy, and preserved for generations to come.  Copies of these guidelines are available on the NPR website.

Friends of VI National Park Opens Registration for 21st Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim

 One of the most beautiful swims in the world, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s Beach to Beach Power Swim includes the beaches of Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Hawksnest Bay and Trunk Bay.

DPNR’S Historic Recovery Program Awards $1.9 M in Grants

Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources has announced the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office’s (VISHPO) first round of historic recovery awards for qualified 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria-damaged National Register Historic Sites in the territory.

National Park Service Awards $750,000 Grant to V.I. Architecture Center for Built Heritage and Crafts

The Old Barracks Property is a contributing structure of the Christiansted National Historic District. 

Plaskett Issues Statement on National Park Service’s Decision on Caneel Bay Redevelopment

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett shared the following statement on the National Park Service’s decision to redevelop Caneel Bay and its Finding of No Significant Impact for the Caneel Bay Area Redevelopment and Management Environmental Assessment.

Virgin Islands National Park Now Accepts Online Payments for Overnight Mooring Fees

Virgin Islands National Park has announced that mariners who use the park’s mooring system can now make their payments online.

Virgin Islands National Park’s Cruz Bay Visitor Center and Bulkhead Repairs Continue

Projects will begin on May 2. The National Park Service thanks the public’s continued cooperation and understanding as these vital improvements are underway.

V.I. National Park Hosting ‘Office Hours’ for Last Day of Caneel Bay Comment Period

Virgin Islands National Park will host “office hours” on St. John and St. Thomas on Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to make it easier for individuals to provide verbal or written comments about the Caneel Bay redevelopment project. No presentations are planned, and people can come and go during that time.

National Park Service Selects Key Managers to Advance Operations Beyond Hurricane Recovery

NPS has selected three park managers at Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument: Scott Simmons as the deputy superintendent, Ludric Smith as the division chief of Visitor and Resource Protection and Ahmad Toure as the division chief of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers.  

Virgin Islands National Park Updates Schedule for Ongoing Marine Repairs

The National Park Service began bulkhead repairs, pier replacement and creek dredging by its Cruz Bay Visitor Center during the first week of February. reparir projects will move into a full closure of the area from April 25 through mid-August.

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.

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.


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