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Virgin Islands National Park Cruz Bay Visitor Center to Reopen

Beginning on Friday, Oct. 23, Virgin Islands National Park will reopen access to the Cruz Bay Visitor Center.

VI National Park Modifies Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

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.

DPNR Gives Storm Preparation Guidelines for Boaters in USVI

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.

National Park Service Gives Tropical Cyclone Nine Update

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.

Permits for Weddings, Special Events Available at Virgin Islands National Park

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.
A Hawksbill turtle surfaces. (Photo by Caroline Rogers)

Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program Needs Volunteers

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.

V.I. National Park to Begin Reopening Facilities on Saturday, June 6

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.

Community Residents Revitalize and Beautify Point Udall

Local nurse Kathleen Arnold Lewis mobilized a beautification initiative accompanied by a group of volunteers, including her daughter, son and family friends.

V.I. National Park Expands Water Quality Testing

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.
National Park Service photo shows Maho Bay, part of the V.I. National Park.

NPS Expands Water Quality Testing Throughout Park Waters

Virgin Islands National Park is expanding a water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas.

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