Due to the current and very fluid situation with COVID-19, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park are working to make sure its staff, volunteers, members, partners, visitors and community members are not put at undue risk.
Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, the park will remain open to provide healthy options for the public. Park trails, beaches and waters remain open.
The Gallery invites the public to see its visual artists, enjoy Queen of Tarts appetizers and wine, and hear the music of Eddie Bruce. It will be an evening of entertainment, engagement and enlightenment. There will also be art raffle prizes!
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI) released the following statement today on the announcement of Nigel A. Fields appointment as superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, effective Feb. 16, 2020:
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. John’s Cinnamon Bay campground will be rebuilt in an effort to boost the local economy and restore jobs.
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.