Important Notice, September 2017: Hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused widespread damage in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back to our islands as soon as we can. Please follow the islands’ rebuilding and recovery on our Recovery Blog.
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St. John Friends of the V.I. National Park

November 1st, 2017 – Ever ponder what it means to be lucky? We think good luck is having good people around you when times get tough. This week our trail crews start clearing major debris! NPS is already hard at work rebuilding. Together we will get the park back in good shape!

October 16, 2017 – Restore Virgin Islands National Park Fundraiser (NYC Event)

Come join us for an evening on the Hudson aboard the F/V Sherman Zwicker Wednesday, October 25th. We may not be under the warm Caribbean sun sipping on painkillers, but we can still feel the motion of the ocean in our souls! The event is dedicated to raising critical funds for Virgin Islands National Park and the St. John community to help recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma/Maria.

Visit Grand Banks to purchase your ticket and reserve your spot aboard (the ship will remain pier side). Come share in the St. John Spirit! 100% of ticket sales go to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. For silent auction donations please contact Tonia Lovejoy at

Why: Help Restore Our VI National Park

When: Wednesday, October 25th from 6pm to 9pm

Where: Grand Banks

Aboard the F/V Sherman Zwicker

Hudson River Park’s Pier 25

New York, NY 10013

What: silent auction, aged-rum, oysters, cocktails, fine wines

For More Information: Visit the Event Facebook Page

October 5, 2017 – The park is working to assess damage and schedule projects in partnership with the Friends. Our goal is to restore safe access to trails and beaches as quickly as possible.

October 1, 2017 – There are around 1,000 people living on St. John right now, and an estimated 400 children. Though there is much restoration work ahead, we are so grateful for the many efforts (like the example below) made to help get St. John back in shape! Likewise, the support shown by Friends of VINP through donations and caring calls, emails and messages has been super. Together we are truly strong!

Source: Tonia Lovejoy, Development Director, Friends of the VI National Park

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