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Before the 2017 hurricanes, two green sea turtles swim in Turtle Cove off Buck Island, St Thomas. (Photo by Paul Jobsis)

Park Service Seeking a Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Intern

St. Croix's Buck Island Reef National Monument is seeking applicants for the position of Sea Turtle Research Assistant (intern) to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring, the National Park Service announced in a press release.

Friends of VI National Park to Hold Annual Meeting Jan. 25

Come hear what the Friends of VI National Park has accomplished and plans for the upcoming year to protect, preserve and connect within our park. All Friends members and the public are invited to attend.

Sea Turtle Research Program Seeks Research Assistants/ Interns

This will be the 33rd straight year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP).
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

Friends of VI National Park to Hold Annual Meeting Jan. 25

Come hear what the Friends has accomplished and plans for the upcoming year to protect, preserve and connect within the park. All Friends members and the public are invited and welcome to attend.

Cinnamon Bay Campground Redevelopment Pauses to Remove Small Amount of Asbestos Piping

The affected area remains cordoned off by fencing, and there is no immediate threat or concern for beachgoers or trail crew volunteers at Cinnamon Bay who remain outside of the designated work area.

Virgin Islands National Park to Begin Road Repairs Along North Shore

Virgin Islands National Park, in cooperation with The Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, will begin storm damage repair work at three road locations beginning Monday, Oct. 28.

Francis Bay Boardwalk, Observation Deck Now Finished

The Friends thanks Bigrigg Cranford Construction Company for donating much of the construction labor. This project was funded by the hundreds of individuals who donated to help restore the park after hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The beach at Maho Bay. Officials warned beachgoers to leave their valuables at home rather than in their car or at the beach.

New Maho Bay Pavilions Completed

With the significant loss of vegetation and tree cover, there has been almost no shade available for beach-goers. NPS’s guiding principles for this project called for structures that would be light on the environment and accommodate high seas.

New Owners to Rebuild Cinnamon Bay Campground, Trunk Bay Concession

St. John’s Cinnamon Bay campground will be rebuilt in an effort to boost the local economy and restore jobs.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

NPS Regional Director Bob Vogel Visits V.I. Parks

Noting the shared geography and other common factors uniting Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Park units on St. John and St. Croix, Vogel stressed the need for park-specific leadership on each of the three islands.

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