Park Service Management Plan Public Meetings Are May 3 and 4

The National Park Service (NPS) will be conducting two St. John public meetings on the General Management Plan being developed for the Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument. This plan will provide the blueprint for the park’s long-term protection and management for the next 15 to 20 years, according to officials.

The purpose of the meetings is to present the preliminary alternatives for managing the park and obtain public feedback, according to a VINP press release. There will be a slide show and park representatives will be available to answer questions.

Public meetings are scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at the John’s Folly Learning Institute, and Thursday, May 4, at the Julius E. Sprauve School.

To review the General Management Plan, the NPS website is, and click on Management Documents. On the next page, click on Development of General Management Plans for Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral National Monument. On the next page, click on Newsletters to review the proposed General Management Plans.

For further information please call the NPS at 776-6201.