Join Our Friends
The “Friends of Virgin Islands National Park” has become a valuable private sector partner to Virgin Islands National Park. The Friends provide beneficial assistance by financially supporting educational programs, cultural and historic research, and various resource protection activities in the Park. To become involved, please contact the Friends at (340) 779-4940, or visit their website at www.friendsvinp.org for more information.
Did You Know?
The Machineel tree, found along the coast, produces crab apple-like fruit that is poisonous. While the fruit is deadly [as Columbus’ men reportedly found out in 1493 when visiting the island], even sap from the Machineel tree can cause an irritating skin rash. The tree is also called Death Apple.