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NPS Names Randolph Lavasseur as Deputy Regional Director

Lavasseur has more than 17 years of federal government service with NPS and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He is currently the general superintendent for the Caribbean Parks.

National Park Service Announces Free Entrance Days in 2019

There will be five specific days in 2019 when the historical site will have free admission for everyone.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Hires New President

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park on St. John announced it has selected Todd Sampsell to be its new president. Sampsell will be coming on board in early January 2019.

National Park Service Announces Revised Schedule for Removal of Displaced Vessels

Virgin Islands National Park has announced a revised schedule for the removal of approximately 50 displaced vessels from Hurricane Hole, Leinster Bay, Mary Creek and Hassel Island. Operations are now scheduled to begin on St. John on Sunday, Aug. 12.
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.
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.

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