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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Call To Action! Caneel Bay's Future

Make your voice heard and share your views! There is a May 7 deadline for community feedback on Caneel to NPS! 

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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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May Membership Drive & Raffle

Membership dues are vital to helping protect your park! Become or renew your membership during the month of May and you will be eligible for a drawing to win one of three great prizes!

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Explore Our Park

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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Summer Job Opportunity

Friends is accepting applications from VI high schoolers (ages 15-19) for the Summer Trail Crew.

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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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.

"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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