All boaters should begin to make necessary preparations as the remainder of the 2020 Hurricane Season begins to intensify. In the event of a tropical system, boaters are advised to plan or relocate to the following havens.
In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone 9, Christiansted National Historical Monument (CHRI), Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS), and Salt River Bay NHP&EP (SARI) are securing all park buildings and facilities on July29 prior to the storm’s arrival.
Weddings may be held at Peace Hill and Annaberg (40 persons maximum) and at Trunk Bay and other park beaches and pavilions (50 persons maximum). Picnics, BBQs and other gatherings may also be held at these beach locations.
The National Park Service is working with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Local nurse Kathleen Arnold Lewis mobilized a beautification initiative accompanied by a group of volunteers, including her daughter, son and family friends.
Virgin Islands National Park on St. John has expanded its water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas of the park and within Hurricane Hole in V.I. Coral Reef National Monument.
Virgin Islands National Park is expanding a water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas.
On Friday, April 18, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced plans to reopen the territory’s beaches on Monday, April 20, and the park is making similar steps in opening some of its recreational services beginning Tuesday, April 21.
The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, territorial and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Beginning April 10, the park will resume mooring fee collection in order to help boaters during the territorial stay-at-home order. The V.I. Government requires all boaters to complete the one-page health screening form.