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DPNR to Host Public Meetings to Discuss State Historic Preservation Plan

In September, the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office (VISHPO) will host public meetings throughout the territory to present a draft plan for 2016 to 2021, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
The VISHPO Plan is a five-year document that defines challenges, establishes priorities and guides preservation programs for the U.S. Virgin Islands. In order for the territory to receive historic preservation grant funding from the National Park Service, this plan is required by the Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
Plans are generally drafted every five years to adjust to changing conditions, and community input is both requested and required. As such, it should be viewed as a resource document that will help to guide cultural resource preservation activities in the U.S.V.I. for at least the next five years.
The community is invited and encouraged to come out and participate in these public meetings:
St. John: Tuesday, Sept. 13, V.I. Legislature Annex
St. Thomas: Wednesday, Sept. 14, Charles W. Turnbull Regional Public Library
St. Croix: Thursday, Sept. 15, Great Hall, University of the Virgin Islands
All meetings will take place from 6-8 p.m. Opening remarks and a presentation of a draft of the V.I. State Historic Preservation Plan for the years 2016-2021 will take place during the first hour. There will be time for public comments and recommendations from 7-8 p.m.
For more information, contact Sean L. Krigger, acting director of the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office at Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library at 776-8605.

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