Park Supt. works on plan

npsArt Frederick, in his first year as superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park, is hoping to produce a plan for managing the Park through the year 2019. However, residents who attended a meeting about the Comprehensive Plan were more interested in complaining about there being only one road into Coral Bay, locals being passed over for top jobs in Park management, and a shortage of parking at the north shore beaches. About three dozen people attended the hearing at the John’s Folly Learning Institute, the St. John Source reported. It was one of three such planning meetings, on each island, Supt. Frederick is conducting. He invited additional comments about what the Park should consider in its preparation for the future, saying the public comment period is open until mid-August. There’s more information about the process on the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/sero/planning/viis_gmp/viis_info.htm