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COVID can’t quash the culture: Folklife Festival set to celebrate 30 years

Friends is honored to support the Park’s Folk Life Festival. Extract from an article in the Virgin Islands Daily News. Read full article here. Two Category 5 hurricanes didn’t stop…

Friends of VI National Park Annual Meeting

Friends of Virgin Islands holds a public Annual Meeting at which National Park Service, Friends and community leaders deliver updates on priorities for the Park. A virtual year-in-review look at…

Caneel Bay Call To Action

***CALL TO ACTION***  As an American citizen and St. John resident, part-time resident or visitor, and a supporter of Virgin Islands National Park, please call your U.S. Representative and Senators…

Happy New Year!

From the desk of Friends President, Todd Sampsell From all of us at the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, we wish you and your loved ones a healthy and…

Friends of VINP finds success in pandemic-friendly seminar series

Article in Daily News By Andrea Milam One of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s most popular offerings is its annual seminar series, a program that runs during high…

Andy Stillman Leaves Legacy of Community Involvement on STJ

This article appeared in St. John Source. By Amy H. Roberts November 29, 2020 In these days of social distancing and cancelled events of all sorts, we may not notice…

Plaskett Meets with Interior, National Park Officials, St. Johnians

Article and photo appeared in St John Source. By Source staff November 10, 2020 Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett met Tuesday with officials from the Department of the Interior,…

Caneel Bay owner spent $170K lobbying for lease extension

This article appeared in The Virgin Islands Daily News. By A.J. RAO Daily News Staff Sep 30, 2020 The leaseholder of Caneel Bay Resort on St. John has so far…

Filing Seeks To Determine Extent Of Environmental Contamination At Caneel Bay

This article appeared in National Parks Traveler By Kurt Repanshek – September 30th, 2020 4:08pm A 12-page filing tied to one of the nation’s strongest environmental laws could succeed where the National…

Letter to Department of Interior (Aug 12, 2020)

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is committed to finding a solution for the Caneel Bay property that recognizes the St. John and St. Thomas communities as a voice in…