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!

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Friends Seminars

Welcome to Friday with Friends Seminar Program!  Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, cultural walks, paddles, and turtle talks. Join us!

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Caneel Bay's Future

On Saturday, April 10, St.JanCo, WTJX Public Broadcasting and the Community Foundation of Virgin Islands will host a community teach-in panel conversation sponsored by Friends.
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Earth Day 2021

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22 and we will be celebrating all week with virtual sessions for kids, trash pickup, and tree giveaways!  

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Beach to Beach Power Swim 2021

Our Annual Beach to Beach Swim takes place on Sunday, May 30 and raises funds for marine conservation and youth programs like coral restoration and learn to swim!  Join us in person or virtually for this great event!

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Virtual Seminars

Friends Virtual Seminars and Webinars explore subjects related to the protection and preservation of the park's natural and cultural resources. 


Gifts That Keep On Giving

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

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Protect Our Turtles

Our Sea Turtle Program aims to protect sea turtle nests, facilitate research projects, and spread awareness of sea turtle conservation.

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Folk Life Festival 2021 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. 


Make A Difference

The Friends supports and manages over 30 projects and programs annually valued at over $1 million! We protect natural resources, preserve cultural resources, and connect visitors to the park and the park to the community. Thank you for sharing our passion!

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Friends Annual Meeting

A virtual year-in-review look at the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park took place on Sunday, January 31 (1-3pm AST) with Nigel Fields, VINP Superintendent and Dr. David Vaughan of Plant a Million Corals as the keynote speakers.


Recreate Responsibly

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


Black Lives Matter

Friends' position on diversity, equity and community.

"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