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Conservation Conversation With Tonia Lovejoy

Friends is hosting a Conservation Conversation at 12PM on Thursday November 18! Join us for a virtual open house to meet Friends new Executive Director, Tonia Lovejoy and get an…

Petition to the United States Army Corps of Engineers Regarding Proposed Coral Bay Marina

Sign this petition please! In 2014 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park made clear our concern about the proposed Coral Bay marina development on social, economic, and environmental grounds.  Nothing…

Nesting sea turtles have Friends: Park program volunteers

By SARA KIRKPATRICK Daily News Staff – This feature appeared in VI Daily News on November 12, 2021. Sandy beaches on St. John are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike,…

Friends November Newsletter

Things are getting busy as the season kicks off on island! Our volunteer trails program is up and running, school kids are spending time in the park, and Ocean Week…

Friends October Newsletter

October marks the beginning of Friends’ financial year and the upcoming season! With your support, we will be tackling some big projects this year and, as always, are committed to…


PRESS RELEASE: St.John, US Virgin Islands, October 4, 2021 — Inspired by Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park focuses on issues and actions related to…

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, 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…