Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett shared the following statement on the National Park Service’s decision to redevelop Caneel Bay and its Finding of No Significant Impact for the Caneel Bay Area Redevelopment and Management Environmental Assessment.
The National Park Service (NPS) is offering a 10-year concessions opportunity for a Watersports contract located at Virgin Islands National Park, to provide snorkel and equipment rental and instruction at Trunk Bay Beach, St. John.
Virgin Islands National Park will host “office hours” on St. John and St. Thomas on Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to make it easier for individuals to provide verbal or written comments about the Caneel Bay redevelopment project. No presentations are planned, and people can come and go during that time.
The territory determined that the Catherineberg Estate is the preferred site on St. John for a new public school -- due to its central location along an existing roadway and its relatively gentle slopes -- in exchange for territory-owned Whistling Cay.
NPS has selected three park managers at Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument: Scott Simmons as the deputy superintendent, Ludric Smith as the division chief of Visitor and Resource Protection and Ahmad Toure as the division chief of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers.
all participants should be willing to sign a letter of intent to be involved with the Friends’ Learn to Swim Program in some capacity, whether as a lifeguard, water safety instructor or beachside presenter.
To learn about the findings and recommendations of the recent Draft Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) Report Addendum and to share feedback, please visit the Caneel Bay EE/ CA project website.
Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) congratulates Director Nicole F. Angeli, Ph.D., of the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on her receiving the Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award at the 112th Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that was held from Sept. 18-21. in Fort Worth, Texas.
A five-person crew of National Park Service wildland fire professionals from South Florida is in the National Park for the rest of this week conducting a Wildland Fire Risk Assessment around every structure in the park.
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park invites university-level students to apply for the Noble Samuel and Jeffrey Matheny scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. The deadline for applications is Monday, July 11.
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