Beginning on Friday, Oct. 23, Virgin Islands National Park will reopen access to the Cruz Bay Visitor Center.
Because the previous restrictions due to the pandemic were lifted beginning Sept. 19, Virgin Islands National Park is resuming services on Sept. 27. The park will be using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
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.
In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone 9, Christiansted National Historical Monument (CHRI), Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS), and Salt River Bay NHP&EP (SARI) are securing all park buildings and facilities on July29 prior to the storm’s arrival.
Weddings may be held at Peace Hill and Annaberg (40 persons maximum) and at Trunk Bay and other park beaches and pavilions (50 persons maximum). Picnics, BBQs and other gatherings may also be held at these beach locations.
The Virgin Islands National Park Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program needs volunteers to help monitor the beaches of St. John for sea turtle nesting activity.
The National Park Service is working with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Local nurse Kathleen Arnold Lewis mobilized a beautification initiative accompanied by a group of volunteers, including her daughter, son and family friends.
Virgin Islands National Park on St. John has expanded its water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas of the park and within Hurricane Hole in V.I. Coral Reef National Monument.
Virgin Islands National Park is expanding a water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas.