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NPS Offers Concession Business Opportunities at Buck Island Reef National Monument

PROSPECTUS: A concession business opportunity to provide interpretive scheduled tour boat services with guided snorkeling and other services at Buck Island Reef National Monument.

Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative Works With NPS to Restore Corals

      Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park. 

Friends of VINP to Host Virtual Annual Gala on Saturday

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host their annual gala from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, with park trivia, multiple opportunities to win prizes, and an online auction.

National Park Service Awards $3M for Coral, Vegetation, Shoreline Restoration

NPS has announced the award of seven cooperative agreements totaling $3.28 million to address the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria on coral reefs, mangroves and shorelines at four park sites in V.I.

National Park Service Releases Caneel Bay Contaminant Study Results

The final EE/CA report revealed the presence of a variety of contaminants, including pesticides and metals, at concentrations that pose unacceptable long-term risks to human health and the environment.

Angelita Alvino to Lead National Parks on St. Croix

Angelita “Angie” Alvino has been chosen as the new superintendent for Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

Commentary: USVI Needs Leadership to Preserve Our Natural Places  

This article is as relevant today as when I wrote it a few years ago, stressing how important it is to establish open green spaces in the Virgin Islands if we want to grow a healthy economy.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Being Used to Map Coral Reefs Around Buck Island

Data will be collected using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as drones. The collected data will contribute to several research projects.

Plaskett Applauds NPS Progress on Caneel Bay Environmental Assessments

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the next phase of environmental assessments at Caneel Bay being conducted by the National Park Service.
V.I. National Park Superintendent Nigel Fields

NPS Continues Next Phase of Environmental Site Assessments at Caneel Bay Resort

The assessment will identify the nature and extent of possible environmental contamination on the property, which is an important next step in determining the future of the resort.