Friends of the Park
Welcome to the Friends of the Park Store! Many of our carefully chosen products are made from recycled materials and renewable resources, the concept of sustainability given the highest priority. All proceeds from the Friends of the Park Store goes to support Friends of VI National Park, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization , and the mission of resource protection and environmental education within VI National Park With 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. 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.