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Friends May Newsletter

We are reminded again and again of the joy and importance of nurturing our young be they our children, trees and plants, or sea turtle hatchlings. With Mother’s Day coming…

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Archaeology Intern Log : Brittany Mistretta & Anna Chitwood : March to May 2022

A pre-Taíno village dating to pre-800 A.D. has recently been uncovered at the Cinnamon Bay Resort and Campground. The archaeology site was excavated in 2020 and 2021 before the construction…

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Archaeology Intern Log : Anna Chitwood : Jan to April 2022

Hello! My name is Anna Chitwood, an Archaeology graduate student from Northern Illinois University. As of January 15th, I have been an archaeology intern with the Virgin Islands National Park,…

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Rare Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest Found on St. John

By Amy H. Roberts / Virgin Islands Source When Leeanne and David DiGiacomo went for an early morning swim this Sunday on St. John, they were surprised to find what…

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Friends of VI National Park Earth Day Activities Kick Off With Annual Plant Giveaway

By Andrea Milam, St John Correspondent Virgin Islands Daily News / April 21 “Earth Day is a celebration of the beauty and wonder our world holds as well as a…

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Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Photographer-In-Residence, Kayden Richards Book Signing April 23

By VI Source Staff April 18, 2022 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park photographer-in-residence Kayden Richards benefits from a program designed to help young Virgin Islanders explore and develop their…

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Friends April Newsletter

Our Park is a living classroom – with plenty of room to play and grow! The Friends provides St. John youth with field trips into the Park, mini-grants for their…

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2021 Sea Turtle Season Report

 Since 2015 the Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) Sea Turtle Program, funded by the Friends of VINP (FVINP), has been coordinating nest protection efforts through volunteer-based beach monitoring on the…

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Proposed St. John land swap open for public comment

By SUZANNE CARLSON Daily News Staff The V.I. National Park has opened public comment on a proposed land swap that could finally pave the way for a K-12 public school…

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Friend’s Monitoring Program records over 3,000 turtle hatchlings

By ANDREA MILAM St. John Correspondent / Daily News A wave of volunteer momentum has carried the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park-funded Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program through…

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