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

National Park Open House to Discuss Strategic Planning, Replacing Maho Pavilions and More

Park staff will be available on July 24 to discuss a proposal to replace park offices and housing that were destroyed by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the construction of new pavilions at Maho Bay and the strategic plan for the Caribbean Parks.
Hand Writing Letter

National Park Service, Writing Project Offering Write Out Summer Program

The National Writing Project and the National Park Service (NPS) are sponsoring Write Out, a summer, open online adventure for educators. It will begin on July 15 and run for two weeks. Sign up for updates.
National Park Service photo shows Maho Bay, part of the V.I. National Park.

Friends of the V.I. National Park Leads Project to Reopen Trail

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) has announced the reopening of the Francis Bay Walking Trail, which was heavily damaged during hurricanes Irma and Maria.
A view from the Virgin Islands National Park. (AMy Roberts photo)

V.I. National Park Tourism Benefits St. John With Over $61 Million

Tourism to Virgin Islands National Park creates $61,113,100 in economic benefits. A new NPS report shows visitor spending supports 563 jobs in the local economy of St. John.

Interior Gives $2.5 Million to Virgin Islands Sportsmen and to Support Conservation

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced $2,501,621 in funding to the U.S. Virgin Islands to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

Maho Beach Parking Lot to Close for Two Months to Protect Bay

The park will be upgrading the parking area at Maho Bay in an effort to reduce runoff and sedimentation into the bay as well as to provide more efficient and safe parking and pedestrian traffic.

DPNR, NPS Temporarily Close Dock and Access Road at Red Hook

DPNR has requested use of the National Park Service facility as a site for the processing of unsalvageable vessels taken from the waters of the USVI.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

All of Virgin Islands National Park Is Now Open

Virgin Islands National Park declared on Dec. 20 that all roads, trails and beaches are now open at the park, 105 days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the island of St. John.
More wrecked boats, these at Coral Bay.

NPS Seeking Displaced Vessel Owners of Numerous Hurricane-Damaged Vessels

The National Park Service is working in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard and FEMA to address damaged vessels that have been displaced due to recent hurricane activity.

Conditions Necessitate Continued Temporary Closures of Caribbean Parks

Some Caribbean park units fared better than others based on location and type of infrastructure, but all units are closed now for various reasons.

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