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Plaskett Issues Statement on National Park Service’s Decision on Caneel Bay Redevelopment

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett shared the following statement on the National Park Service’s decision to redevelop Caneel Bay and its Finding of No Significant Impact for the Caneel Bay Area Redevelopment and Management Environmental Assessment.

Virgin Islands National Park Now Accepts Online Payments for Overnight Mooring Fees

Virgin Islands National Park has announced that mariners who use the park’s mooring system can now make their payments online.

Reminder for Virgin Islands National Park’s Cruz Bay Visitor Center and Bulkhead Repairs

On that day, a turbidity barrier will be installed from the National Park Service "pick up and drop off" bulkhead area.

NPS Offering Opportunity to Operate a Snorkel and Beach Business

The National Park Service (NPS) is offering a 10-year concessions opportunity for a Watersports contract located at Virgin Islands National Park, to provide snorkel and equipment rental and instruction at Trunk Bay Beach, St. John.

Virgin Islands National Park’s Cruz Bay Visitor Center and Bulkhead Repairs Continue

Projects will begin on May 2. The National Park Service thanks the public’s continued cooperation and understanding as these vital improvements are underway.

Liberty Foundation Joins Friends of VI National Park to Celebrate Earth Day

The organizations partnered to help promote environmental protection and education efforts in the territory

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Offering Summer Jobs and College Scholarships

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is offering the Noble Samuel and Jeffrey Matheny scholarships to Virgin Islands youth for the 2023/24 academic year. 

National Park Service’s Applications Now Available for Summer 2023 Youth Conservation Corps

The dates of this summer's program are June 20-Aug. 4.  The crew will work 32 hours a week for $15/hour.

NPS Announces 2023 Storm Refuge Permitting Procedures for Hurricane Hole

A virtual drawing will be held for all open berths beginning at 9 a.m. on May 6. Completed applications must be provided to the NPS by May 4. 

V.I. National Park Hosting ‘Office Hours’ for Last Day of Caneel Bay Comment Period

Virgin Islands National Park will host “office hours” on St. John and St. Thomas on Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to make it easier for individuals to provide verbal or written comments about the Caneel Bay redevelopment project. No presentations are planned, and people can come and go during that time.

National Park Service Extends Public Comment on Exchange of St. John Land With USVI

The territory determined that the Catherineberg Estate is the preferred site on St. John for a new public school -- due to its central location along an existing roadway and its relatively gentle slopes -- in exchange for territory-owned Whistling Cay.

National Park Service Selects Key Managers to Advance Operations Beyond Hurricane Recovery

NPS has selected three park managers at Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument: Scott Simmons as the deputy superintendent, Ludric Smith as the division chief of Visitor and Resource Protection and Ahmad Toure as the division chief of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers.  

Virgin Islands National Park Updates Schedule for Ongoing Marine Repairs

The National Park Service began bulkhead repairs, pier replacement and creek dredging by its Cruz Bay Visitor Center during the first week of February. reparir projects will move into a full closure of the area from April 25 through mid-August.

National Park Service to Hold Public Meetings on Caneel Bay Redevelopment Plan

NPS welcomes the public’s comments and input during these in-person meetings. 

Liberty Foundation Awards a $10,000 to Friends of VI National Park for Environmental Preservation

Liberty VI employees also participated in a volunteer effort to clean a trail and help keep the park’s grounds clean and healthy.

Friends of VINP Kicks Off Season with Full Lineup of Events, Seminars and Hikes

With some 275 events, seminars, boat trips and hikes already on the 2022/23 schedule, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is looking forward to engaging community and visitors with the park. 

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Awards Seven University Scholarships

The $5,000 awards fall under the auspices of the Friends of the VI National Park's two scholarship programs: the Noble Samuel Scholarship and the Jeffery Matheny Scholarship. 

Nicole F. Angeli Receives Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award

Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) congratulates Director Nicole F. Angeli, Ph.D., of the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on her receiving the Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award at the 112th Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that was held from Sept. 18-21. in Fort Worth, Texas.

V.I. National Park Conducts Wildland Fire Risk Assessment

A five-person crew of National Park Service wildland fire professionals from South Florida is in the National Park for the rest of this week conducting a Wildland Fire Risk Assessment around every structure in the park.

Virgin Islands National Park Closes Due to TS Fiona

Park managers will monitor weather conditions and assess park facilities to determine opening status for Sept. 18


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