Virgin Islands National Park News
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National Park Service releases Caneel Bay contaminant study results
September 20, 2021 | 4:37 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) today released the final Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) Report addressing environmental contamination at Caneel Bay Resort, following consideration of public comments submitted on the draft report this summer.
National Park Service to open Caneel Bay lease for competition
July 27, 2021 | 2:22 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced its decision to employ a competitive lease strategy to redevelop Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park. The NPS aims to solicit qualified applicants for the long-term partnership needed to successfully manage hotel accommodations at Caneel Bay while protecting natural and cultural resources.
National Park Service to Release Findings of Caneel Bay Environmental Investigation, Seek Public Input
June 7, 2021 | 6:08 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will release the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) draft report on environmental conditions at Caneel Bay Resort on June 10, 2021 and begin a 30-day comment period to receive public input on the report and findings to date.
National Park Service Announces Caneel Bay Listening Session, Environmental Investigation Updates
April 1, 2021 | 5:21 pm
St. John, USVI – The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a listening session next Thursday to receive public input on the future of Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park.
“Buoy Blitz” Will Perform Maintenance and Repairs to Park Buoys
March 10, 2021 | 1:49 pm
St. John, USVI – Virgin Islands National Park will hold a “Buoy Blitz” March 14 – 27 to perform mooring buoy maintenance and repair. This skilled work will be accomplished by Virgin Islands National Park’s divers with assistance from NPS divers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Dry Tortugas National Park and Biscayne National Park. The divers will replace terminal heads and line systems to provide safe moorings for boats. These moorings help visitors secure boats and enjoy park recreational activities at the most popular places, while protecting reefs from anchor damage.
Scott Simmons Begins 6-Month Deputy Superintendent Assignment at Virgin Islands National Park
March 5, 2021 | 10:16 am
St. John, USVI – On February 22, Mr. Scott Simmons began a 6-month assignment as Deputy Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
National Park Service Continues Next Phase of Environmental Site Assessments at Caneel Bay Resort
February 11, 2021 | 11:19 am
St. John, USVI--- The National Park Service (NPS) today initiated the next phase of environmental site assessments at Caneel Bay Resort within Virgin Islands National Park. The assessment will identify the nature and extent of possible environmental contamination on the property, an important next step in determining the future of the resort.
Virgin Islands National Park Announces Road Repair on North Shore Road
January 29, 2021 | 3:03 pm
Virgin Islands National Park will begin needed repairs along the North Shore Road on February 3. 2021. This work will take place between the park Maintenance Facility Entrance in Cruz Bay and Cinnamon Bay and will patch and repair approximately 10,500 square feet of road surface.
Park Service Administrative Site at Red Hook will Open to the Public for Day Use on Monday, January 4th, 2021
December 31, 2020 | 12:56 pm
Beginning Monday, January 4th, the National Park Service administrative facility at Red Hook on St Thomas will again be open to the public, seven days a week from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Trump Administration Signs Agreement with U.S. Virgin Islands to Pursue a Land Exchange for New School on St. John
October 22, 2020 | 12:53 pm
The Trump Administration signed a preliminary agreement today to pursue a land swap between the National Park Service and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The agreement opens the door for local officials to finally achieve their long-standing effort to construct the first K-12 public school on St. John. Public education on St. John is currently only available through the eighth grade. In order to complete a high school education, students must commute by boat to St. Thomas each day during the school year.