Mission Statement & Organization

Friends of VI National Park

Our Mission:

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park advances 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 while educating and inspiring adults and children to be stewards of the environment.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (Friends) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park (Park) and promotes the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure.

As the official private sector partner to the Park, the Friends is a membership organization that raises funds from individuals, corporations and foundations to support projects important to the Park and to further our mission. Money raised by the Friends supports environmental education, natural resource protection, cultural preservation and scientific research. The Friends also acts as an advocate for our National Park, particularly on issues that threaten its precious natural or cultural resources.

Incorporated in 1988, the Friends is governed by a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors. Our full-time staff consists of a president, development director, program manager, and store manager. On a part time basis, we employ an office assistant and bookkeeper. Our offices are located just outside the Park in Cruz Bay on St. John, US Virgin Islands.re located just outside the Park in Cruz Bay on St. John, US Virgin Islands.

   

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