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Scholarship to carry on Noble Samuel’s legacy

Virgin Islands Daily News  By ANDREA MILAM St. John Correspondent A chance encounter more than 50 years ago has led to an opportunity for young students today to further their…

National Park Service Releases Caneel Bay Contaminant Study Results

Additional environmental investigation planned for winter Date: September 20, 2021 Contact: Nigel Fields, 340-770-6201 ext 431VIIS_Superintendent@nps.gov, ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands – The National Park Service (NPS) today released the…

Friends September Newsletter

Summer is fully upon us on St. John! Our seas glistening that gorgeous green-blue hue are calm, as are the streets of Cruz Bay. For the next few weeks, we…

Tonia Lovejoy Named Executive Director

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (Friends) is pleased to name Tonia Lovejoy as its new Executive Director.  Ms. Lovejoy succeeds Todd Sampsell, as President (2019-2021). Ms. Lovejoy joined the…

Friends August Newsletter

There are few more joyful moments than seeing a young person’s pride in learning a new skill. This summer we have been blessed to witness more than a few of…

National Park Service to open Caneel Bay lease for competition

ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands — The National Park Service (NPS) today announced its decision to employ a competitive lease strategy to redevelop Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park.…

Friends July Newsletter

Friends July newsletter is a call to action! We ask that everyone to pitch in and help protect the natural and cultural resources of the park by spreading the word…

Young St. Johnian making waves with nature photography

This article in The Virgin Islands Daily News is a wonderful introduction to the newest member of the Friends team! Kayden Richards took up the position of Photographer In Residence…

Friends June Newsletter 2021

Thank you volunteers! Friends June newsletter recognizes the community that makes our work possible! It includes results from the successful Beach To Beach Power Swim, an update on the Learn…

NPS Announces Release Of Caneel Environmental Report

The National Park Service (NPS) will release the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) draft report on environmental conditions at Caneel Bay Resort on June 10, 2021 and begin a…