The Future of Caneel Bay

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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. 

We are committed to finding a solution for the Caneel Bay property that recognizes the St. John and St. Thomas communities as a voice in the planning and negotiating for the future lease and/or concession agreements; and as Laurance Rockefeller intended with the extinguishment of the RUE in 2023, that any negotiated lease or concession agreements provide the St. John community and visitors greater access to the property as part of our Virgin Islands National Park. In particular:

1) Immediately resume full characterization of the environmental contamination of the property leading to a remediation plan that holds responsible parties accountable.

2) Extinguishment of the RUE for CBIA's failure to preserve and maintain the property.

3) Commencement of a new NEPA process that will provide the St. John and larger Virgin Islands' community with a voice in the future development and management of Caneel Bay property. 

Environmental Reports

The following environmental reports dating back to 2012 were conducted by independent third parties.


LEVEL I PRE-ACQUISITION ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT SURVEY

September 4, 2012
Various Tracts Caneel Bay Resort
Pages 1 to 113 (one of two)
Pages 114 to 121 (two of two)

LEVEL II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT REPORT
March 5, 2014
Caneel Bay Resort, Saint John, U.S. Virgins Islands
Pages 1 to 279 (one of one)


REMOVAL SITE EVALUATION REPORT / FINAL
January 2017
Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Pages 1 to 119 (one of two)
Pages 120 to 139 (two of two)

Letter to Governor Bryan

September 2020

Letter to Dept of Interior

August 2020

Daily News Op Editorial

July 2020

Friends Position Statement

August 2019

1983 RUE Document

September 30, 1983

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