Although Virgin Islands National Park is considered a small park, many interesting events occur that all would like to know about. Events may include educational programming, alerting the public to planning documents, etc. Therefore, press releases will be posted on this page in order to keep past visitors, potential visitors, and the community at large aware of Park Service related activities.
NPS Photo Christy McManus
Opening of the Education Center and Archaeology Laboratory and Cinnamon Bay
ST. JOHN, USVI– Virgin Islands National Park together with the Friends of the Park is hosting an official opening of the Educational Center and Archaeology Laboratory at Cinnamon Bay on Wednesday, February 25th. The dedication of the new center will be conducted at 10:00 AM, and the Center will remain open throughout the day until 5:00 p.m. The exhibits at the Center chronicles the known human occupation of the islands from approximately 3,000 years ago to the founding of the park in the 1950s and are based on information gathered from archaeological sites and archaeological finds in the Virgin Islands. The Center focuses on discoveries made within Virgin Islands National Park. Park staff will be available throughout the day to talk about the history of the island of St John.
National Park Service receives donation of Haulover lands from the St John Lands Trust
February 6, 2015
NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
August 27, 2014
NOAA announced today it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed as threatened, none as endangered. Fifteen of the newly listed species occur in the Indo-Pacific and five in the Virgin Islands. These five include rough cactus coral, Mycetophyllia ferox, pillar coral, Dendrogyra cylindrus, and three species of star corals, Orbicella annularis, Orbicella faveolata, and Orbicella fraksi.