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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.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

V.I. National Park Reopens Beaches, Trails, Parking Areas on April 20

The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, territorial and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Trunk Bay, which was recently reopened, has been recognized as one of the world's 10 best beaches. (V.I. National Park photo)

V.I. National Park Is Modifying Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance 3

Beginning April 10, the park will resume mooring fee collection in order to help boaters during the territorial stay-at-home order. The V.I. Government requires all boaters to complete the one-page health screening form.

National Park Modifyies Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

According to the park superintendent, the safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, neighbors and partners is the number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, territorial and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19.

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