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Safe Easter Camping, No Incidents

Another Easter beach camping season has come and gone, and in the aftermath officials from agencies all over the territory are saying all went well.

No camping related incidents were reported either to the V.I. Police Department or the National Park Service, according to officials at those agencies. Cleanup was going smoothly on Tuesday.

The beach at Salt River is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

DPNR spokesman Jamal Nielsen said the number of campers was down this year, with a lot less crowding at the most popular spots.

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Specifically at Salt River, the number of camping permits were down, he said. All of those who did come out for the annual tradition behaved well, Nielsen said, and followed the guidelines set out by the two agencies.

"We’re very proud of the campers who participated. The campers cleaned up after themselves," Nielsen said. "You know, the beaches are utilized before and after camping, and sometimes the campers are the ones who get the bad rap when they’re not the cause of the trouble."

By mid afternoon Tuesday, the cleanup was all but finished, he added.

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Another Easter beach camping season has come and gone, and in the aftermath officials from agencies all over the territory are saying all went well.

No camping related incidents were reported either to the V.I. Police Department or the National Park Service, according to officials at those agencies. Cleanup was going smoothly on Tuesday.

The beach at Salt River is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

DPNR spokesman Jamal Nielsen said the number of campers was down this year, with a lot less crowding at the most popular spots.

Specifically at Salt River, the number of camping permits were down, he said. All of those who did come out for the annual tradition behaved well, Nielsen said, and followed the guidelines set out by the two agencies.

"We're very proud of the campers who participated. The campers cleaned up after themselves," Nielsen said. "You know, the beaches are utilized before and after camping, and sometimes the campers are the ones who get the bad rap when they're not the cause of the trouble."

By mid afternoon Tuesday, the cleanup was all but finished, he added.