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EXOTIC PLANTS ARE INVADING OUR NATIONAL PARKS!

The National Park Service has begun preparing an exotic plant management plan and environmental impact statement that will address issues related to the current and proposed management of exotic plants (non-native invasive plants) in nine national parks. The four Caribbean parks are Virgin Islands National Park, Buck Island Reef National Monument, Christiansted National Historic Site, and Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve. The five south Florida parks included in this analysis are Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Canaveral National Seashore, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park.
The National Park Service has scheduled public meetings on St. John and St. Croix. The meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the exotic plant management plan and environmental impact statement, ask questions, and share ideas, issues, and concerns.
We hope to see you at one of these public meetings.

WHEN AND WHERE
March 1, Monday
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presentations at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Multi-purpose Room
Virgin Islands National Park Maintenance Facility, Upstairs
The building is located at the start of North Shore Road next to Mongoose Junction
Cruz Bay, St. John
March 2, Tuesday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Open House

National Park Service Guinea Company Warehouse
Ground Floor
Old U.S. Post Office Bldg.
2100 Church Street, #100
Christiansted, St. Croix
March 2, Tuesday
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presentation at 6:00 pm
St. Croix Yacht Club
5100 Teague Bay
Christiansted, St. Croix
March 3, Wednesday
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presentation at 6:00 pm
St. George Village Botanical Garden
of St. Croix, Great Hall
127 East St. George
Frederiksted, St. Croix

If you cannot attend a public meeting, please mail or e-mail your comments before April 1, 2004, to
Rafe Boulon
1300 Cruz Bay Creek
St. John, VI 00830
Email: flca@den.nps.gov
Or
Zandy Hillis-Starr
Danish Custom House, Kings Wharf
2100 Church St., #100
Christiansted, St. Croix 00820-4611
Email: flca@den.nps.gov

Or
Sandra Hamilton
National Park Service
Environmental Quality Division
Academy Place
P.O. Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225
Email: flca@flca@den.nps.gov

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