John Hoeven

On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.

EARTH DAY : APRIL 22, 2023

Let’s plant, learn, and clean up together!

Please join the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's 14th annual Earth Day celebration! Each year Friends puts together the annual environmental fair commemorating Earth Day and focusing on our ability to work and live sustainably in the Virgin Islands.  More information on 2023 plans for Earth Week will be available nearer the time.
Thanks to the Gifft Hill School Honor Society for coming up with the 2022 theme: Reduce The Waste. Leave No Trace. Save The Place. Trash buildup in the Park and across St. John is something we can all help address. We encourage everyone to Pack It In, Pack It Out and only use the park garbage bins if absolutely necessary. Thank you for doing your part to keep our park clean!

EVENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20

  • Annual Tree Giveaway | 8AM to 9:30AM | NPS Visitor Center pavilion |  600 trees available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Virtual Seminar | 12PM to 12:45PM | Reef Smart Is Reef Safe | Katie Day (Surfrider Foundation) & Jeff Miller (Formerly NPS) talk about the challenges and opportunities related to coral reef protection. Listen to recording here.
  • Poster Competition submissions due

THURSDAY APRIL 21

  • Seminar | 9AM to 12PM | Salt Pond Bay Botany Walk with Eleanor Gibney.  CANCELLED.

FRIDAY APRIL 22 | EARTH DAY

  • Earth Day Fair | 9AM to 2PM | Franklin Powell Park 
      • 9AM Festival opens.  Booths include recycling, birds, coral life, water toxicology, face painting, and more!
      • 11AM Poster Contest Judging
      • 11:30AM Litter Stomp Parade around the Park
      • 12PM Sanitation Workers Appreciation Lunch
      • 2PM Festival closes

SATURDAY APRIL 23

EARTH DAY FAIR BOOTHS

 

Earth Day 2022 poster competition
Earth Day 2022 poster
Earth Day 2022 sticker

2022 Partners & Sponsors

Earth Day is made possible thanks to our partners and sponsors:  Liberty Foundation, Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority, Therapy Works, USVI Sports, Park & Recreation, USVI Tourism, Island Green Living, and Virgin Islands National Park.