Love St. John. Love Our Park.

Stunning beaches, miles of trails, marine life, fauna and flora in abundance! Some 60% of St. John is Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.

Founded in 1988, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is the official philanthropic partner of the park.  The Friends assists and advises the National Park Service in assuring the park's unique terrestrial and marine resources are protected, the Virgin Island's cultural treasures in the park are preserved, and visitors and community are connected to their park through volunteerism, education, and advocacy.

Thank you for making the work we do possible!

Ranger Noble Samuel

Noble Samuel Scholarship

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021/22 academic year. The Noble Samuel Scholarship is endowed by anonymous donors inspired by a man who generously shared his love for our park with passion and humility.  It is available to St. John youth attending college and includes a paid internship opportunity.

Beach Clean up

Beach Cleanup

Save the date!!! Join Friends on Saturday October 23 to clean up Drunk Bay during Ocean Week! Or get a group together and pick your own beach! Together we make a difference! 

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Sea Turtle Protection

Our Sea Turtle Program aims to protect sea turtle nests, facilitate research projects, and spread awareness of sea turtle conservation. Learn about how to snorkel safely with turtles!

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Make A Difference

Help protect and preserve the paradise we all love!  The Friends supports and manages over 30 projects and programs annually! Your support makes our work possible! Thank you for sharing our passion!

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Gifts That Keep On Giving

Proceeds from our stores go directly towards funding our projects and programs.   Thanks for your support!

Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay's Future

As an organization committed to the protection and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is concerned about the future of Caneel Bay.

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Become A Member

Be a Friend!  As a member of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, you are part of an impressive network of people who share your passion for protecting and preserving our park. Your dues support numerous critical projects and programs!

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Folk Life Film

Watch the mini-documentary created to mark the 30th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park's celebration of cultural arts, music and crafts of the Virgin Islands. 

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Recreate Responsibly

Guidelines on staying safe and the impact of Covid-19 on Friends and NPS activities. 

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Black Lives Matter

Friends' position on diversity, equity and community.

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Endangered Species Seminars

Recorded Friday, May 21 | Endangered Species Day

These 45 minute zoom seminars aim to highlight some of the endangered species issues in Virgin Islands Park beyond sea turtles, the most high profile of the endangered species on St. John.

"I have lots of heroes: anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it."

Dr. Sylvia Earle

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