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Thank You For Being A Friend

Our world is full of blessings! Please take a moment with us this season and give thanks for the many gifts in Virgin Islands National Park: Thank you bay rum…

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Mangrove Planting Underway in Leinster Bay

Iowa State University and Friends of Virgin Islands National Park are collaborating on a large-scale mangrove restoration project in the Annaberg and Leinster Bay areas. The goal of the project is…

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The Guided Reef Bay Hike is Back: Sneak Peeks from This Week’s Tour!

by Hillary Bonner / News Of St John On Monday afternoon I received an email from Paula Smail, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Outreach Director: “We are doing a test run on…

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Friends’ Villas For The Park Auction Opens Today 

Press Release / Bidding on Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s Villas For The Park Auction opens today and closes on Friday, November 25 at 3PM EST.  The auction catalogue…

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Friends’ 9th Annual Paddle The Park Event Takes Place On Sunday

Press Release / Paddle The Park is the first of some 275 events, seminars, boat trips and hikes that Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will hold this season.  Like…

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Friends November Newsletter

This month we celebrate the success of Ocean Week and thank everyone who pitched in to clean up our coasts. In the words of the renowned oceanographer, Sylvia Earle: “Knowing…

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Friends Kicks Off Season With A Full Lineup Of Events, Seminars And Hikes

Reef Bay Hike On The Roster With some 275 events, seminars, boat trips and hikes already on the 2022/23 schedule, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (Friends) is looking forward…

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Archaeology Log : Brittany Mistretta : Zooarchaeology : October 2022

An analysis of cultural materials from archaeological excavations have identified food remains from a newly identified pre-Taíno village site (AD 460-842) in the Virgin Islands National Park. Dr. Brittany Mistretta…

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NPS projects seek to stabilize shoreline, regrow coral reefs and mangroves

By ANDREA MILAM St. John Correspondent, Daily News, Oct 19, 2022 Even before the devastating hurricane season of 2017, St. John’s ecosystems were in trouble. “There were a number of…

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Friends September Newsletter

The stunning beauty of the view from the Trunk Bay overlook is a reminder of the sheer joy and relaxation that comes from being in the moment in nature. Whether…

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