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The Friends of the Virgin Islands Parks will host a Seiben-Mollendahl Botany Hike from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 beginning at the Park Visitor's Center.
This long hike into a little-visited part of St. John is surprisingly easy, with few steep climbs. Excellent examples of moist and dry native forests are interspersed with a number of seldom-seen ruins of both the plantation era and the 20th century.
Guide Eleanor Gibney will take the group to visit the most recent land addition to the Park. Purchased by the Friends in 2000, this is one of several important small inholdings in this remote section of the island.
Participants are asked to bring their lunch, sunscreen, and a hat. The seminar fee is $30 and is limited to 20 people.
Each year the Friends of the Park offers a series of seminars, beginning in December and running through May.
These seminars are intended to educate and inform visitors to St. John, as well as island residents,about the natural and cultural resources of this unique area. Seminar leaders are acknowledged experts in their respective fields and all proceeds go to support park programs.
Reservations must be made in advance. To sign up or find out more about the seminars call the Friends office at (340) 779-4940. After the reservation is made check or credit card information must be received within two weeks but not less than one week prior to the class.

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