Leave Only Bubbles

EARTH DAY : APRIL 22, 2021

Please join the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's 11th 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.  This year we remain partially virtual but no less committed to encouraging good environmental stewardship.

Our theme this year is Leave Only Bubbles as we aim to help address the issue of trash buildup in the park.  Our partners in the National Park Service's resources should be focused on conservation and not consumed by waste management!   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!

This year's activities include:
  • A series of virtual seminars aimed at school children covering turtles, recycling, and storytelling. Details to come.
  • A community tree giveaway on Thursday, April 22 at 8am.
  • A major trash pick up with Get Trashed on Saturday, April 24.  Details to come.
  • In addition, the entire week of April 18 gloves and trash bags will be available in the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center so everyone can pitch in to help clean a beach or a corner of our island in their own time!  Please place full bags and garbage in trash dumpsters and do not leave them beside park garbage bins. 
  • Take photos and tag us with #leaveonlybubblesSTJ and we’ll share them!  Thank you for getting involved and helping!
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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.

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