About Us

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park and promotes the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure.

Major Accomplishments & Goals

With the generous financial support of our donors, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park has played a significant role in helping protect and preserve VI National Park and will celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2013. Below is just a sample of the projects and programs that Friends funding has supported over the years:

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Members and Volunteers

Membership


The Friends has more than 3,000 members from the Virgin Islands, all 50 states and ten foreign countries. We keep in touch with our members via newsletters, e-mails, annual membership renewal letters, special appeals, community events and our website. Our members are the lifesource of Friends providing financial support, volunteer hours, input and feedback. 

Annual membership dues start at $30 for individuals, $50 for families and $100 for businesses. Your dues are essential for helping the Friends further the protection of the natural resources and the preservation of the cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park while promoting the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure. Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions, including your membership dues, are tax deductible.

Membership dues have helped us:

  • Assist the park acquire critical in-holdings
  • Support numerous projects and programs within the park to further our mission
  • Support long term planning efforts in the park
  • Advocate on behalf of the park before Congress and the Territorial Government, within the National Park Service and among the general public
  • Help make us a model of natural resource protection and cultural preservation

As a member of the Friends you have the satisfaction of taking an active role in preserving and protecting this fabulous Park for future generations.

As additional benefits, you receive:

  • Friends Tidings, our thrice yearly newsletter keeping you abreast of the latest news and developments about Virgin Islands National Park and the Friends
  • Discounts and preferential booking for our popular Seminar Series
  • Special discounts and offers from our Affinity Partners 
  • In-store discounts at the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction
  • Invitations to Friends events and functions
To become a member online visit our Online Membership Page.

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Staff and Board

Our volunteer Board of Directors consists of community-oriented leaders who represent a variety of interests in the Virgin Islands from both the public and private sectors. Traditional officer positions are assigned based on bylaws. The Board meets monthly, requires a seven-member quorum and holds an annual membership meeting to fill any vacant positions and to update members on the state of the organization and the state of the Park.

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About VI National Park

Virgin Islands National Park, renowned throughout the world for its breathtaking beauty, covers approximately 3/5 of St. John, and nearly all of Hassel Island in the Charlotte Amalie harbor on St. Thomas. Within its borders lie protected bays of crystal blue-green waters teeming with coral reef life, white sandy beaches shaded by seagrape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. To these amazing natural resources, add relics from the Pre-Colombian Amerindian Civilization, remains of the Danish Colonial Sugar Plantations, and reminders of African Slavery and the Subsistence Culture that followed during the 100 years after Emancipation - all part of the rich cultural history of the Park and its island home.   Visit the National Park Service Virgin Islands site

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