VIERS Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Open House, Luncheon on Dec. 4

Celebrate 45 years of VIERS on December 4 with tours of the facility and its solar panel system.

The Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) will be celebrating its 45th anniversary by offering tours of the historic facility (including its recently installed expanded solar energy system) and the Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum on Sunday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature brief remarks provided by representatives of the University of the Virgin Islands, V.I. National Park, St. John Historical Society and Clean Islands International prior to the cutting of a commemorative “45th Anniversary ” cake.

VIERS will also be providing (at no charge to visitors) refreshments and a vegetarian lunch. The VIERS’ 45th Anniversary event and luncheon is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at Lameshur Bay The public is invited to attend, however transportation is not provided.

“Since 1966, VIERS has been available as a community resource for environmental education and scientific research,” said Randy Brown, VIERS Administrator. “We are glad to share this monumental achievement with our community. While not the most accessible location on St. John, VIERS has a long history in offering unique environmental learning experiences directly in nature.”

“What a wonderful place to be,” he said.

For more information about the event or VIERS, please contact Brown at 410-647-2500. VIERS is a facility of UVI located in VINP on the south side of St. John. Since 1997, VIERS has been operated by Clean Islands International, a U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes.