Cinnamon Bay Isn’t Reopening Anytime Soon

The cottages at Cinnamon Bay - Images taken in March 2018

The cottages at Cinnamon Bay – Images taken in March 2018

Well folks, I wish we had better news to share with you today. Sadly it does not look like the Cinnamon Bay campground or the concessions at Trunk Bay will open this year. :(

We briefly emailed with Brian Stewart, the president of Redwood Parks late last week, and he stated that they are planning “a phased reopening starting with Trunk Bay in 2019.” Mr. Stewart did not specifically mention anything regarding Cinnamon Bay. He went on to say, “I know you’d like more detail but that’s all the specificity I have right now.”

We also chatted with Steve Black, the Virgin Islands National Park’s new acting superintendent. He stated, “Mr. Stewart told me this week the same thing that he told you that he was not planning on opening either Trunk or Cinnamon concessions this year, but he also told me that maybe Trunk could possibly open in December.”

Considering how Redwoods has not done any clearing in the campground area at Cinnamon, nor has it begin to clean up their areas at Cinnamon Bay in any way, I can’t say I’m surprised. I did hope, however, that with the water turned on at Trunk that Redwoods would being operating the concessions sooner than later.

The clean up of the concessions area at Cinnamon, the cottage area and the campground are the sole responsibility of Redwoods. It is not the responsibility of the National Park Service.

Because there is a concessions contact in place, the National Park Service cannot allow any other business to operate the concessions at Trunk.

“Because we recognize the extreme inconvenience of not being able to provide basic food or beverage service to our Trunk Bay visitors,” Mr. Black said, “we remain diligent in working through the issues that will hopefully result in the return of these services prior to December 2018.”

The National Park Service is currently waiving all fees at Trunk Bay. The National Park Service will reevaluate this on a monthly basis, Mr. Black said, in order to decide when an appropriate time to resume charging will be.

We will keep you all posted on this. In the meantime, have a wonderful Monday everyone!

70 comments for “Cinnamon Bay Isn’t Reopening Anytime Soon

  1. Capt. Morgan
    April 15, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    What a disgrace. Why isn’t there an investigation of Redwood parks company? There are reports that they never took down or secured the Eco tents and other facilities in preparation for the hurricanes. They have not even returned to clean up when they should have used all these months to do repairs and get ready to reopen. It sounds to me that these are not stewards of our natural assets but out of town speculators looking to make a quick buck. I haven’t seen the concession contract but I cannot imagine it cannot be cancelled under the circumstances. Either that or we need a new lawyer

    • Donald Cloutier
      April 16, 2018 at 6:14 am

      Well said…

    • SteveC
      April 16, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Totally agree. This is a disgrace. Every other business on the island is breaking their backs to get business up and running. Where have these people been all this time? They should have had insurance if they were a real business and if they didn’t then who ever manages them should be fired for awarding them the contract. They need to get their butts in there asap or lose their contract. Period

    • Denice
      April 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Agreed

    • Rebecca
      April 26, 2018 at 11:59 am

      They have not return my very large deposit for Cinnamon bay camping trip.

      • Rebecca
        May 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm

        I just got off the phone with with the Redwoods company. That company states that the only way to get back your deposit is through cinnamon Bay Resorts. Even though they are the concessioner, that company is not responsible for submitting the refunds from people who made reservations at cinnamon Bay.

        • News of St. John
          News of St. John
          May 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm

          Redwoods runs Cinnamon Bay. I’m confused…

  2. Courtney
    April 16, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Are the beaches at Cinnamon Bay open?

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      April 16, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Yes.

    • Paul
      April 17, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Hi Courtney; Yes the beaches are open. However, there is no water, which means no bathrooms, etc. There are several Porta Potties. There is an unbelievable amount of debris, vegetation and human scattered all around. A number of the structures are seriously compromised and dangerous. Frankly, I am really surprised that the NPS has allowed this to site to remain in this condition. There has to be a clause in that contract to compel them to maintain some level of cleanliness.

  3. De Ru
    April 16, 2018 at 7:57 am

    I agree with Capt. Morgan. Can’t the Park look at the contract? It doesn’t seem like they are even interested in helping recover the two spaces (or don’t have the money to do it.) They should have been there already with clean up almost complete.

  4. Joppa
    April 16, 2018 at 8:03 am

    I was concerned with the choice of this company to run the concessions from the beginning. It appeared this was not a proven company, and these concessions were their start.

    • Jessica Adams
      May 17, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Totally agree. They have done a marginal job since taking over. Their staff were rude and changed the whole dynamic of what we know as Cinnamon. They owe me a fat deposit and refuse to return calls or e mails. Isn’t there some legal way to fire them?! Pretty sure you could clean it up with dedicated fans and volunteers within 2 months….

  5. Michele
    April 16, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I just spent 10 days on St. John. We went to cinnamon bay each morning. The beach is beautiful but what a horrible wreck the campgrounds and buildings are. The drapes are still hanging in the windows, wrecked yurts and piles of debris everywhere. So sad for the treasure it is to be left in such condition. Someone needs to make them get in and clean it up.

  6. Alie
    April 16, 2018 at 8:15 am

    So, they turned the water on, who’s paying for that? Redwoods? And if not, what’s the point of having it on if there are no facilities or concessions?

    I second (third, fourth, and fifth) the idea to have the contract looked at. I find it hard to believe it would be very hard to prove they haven’t upheld their end (depending on what it’s written they’re responsible for) so it’s worth looking at just for that reason. You shouldn’t need a lawyer for that at this point, all you really need is a contract expert, just to give you their take on it. But then, I tend to err on the side of common sense…

    In the meantime, if I were on island (and when I get there in November), I’ll bring my own water and snacks and happily pay an entrance fee if they want me to.

    Thanks, as always, for the update, Jen! Enjoy your week, everyone. I’ll wave from the Keys later this week when I get there!

  7. Doris Ann Best
    April 16, 2018 at 8:37 am

    We were just at Cinnamon Bay nothing has been done! But the beach is still beautiful! We had grandchildren with us…we all took snacks and drinks. The only small issue for the kids were bath rooms, but it didn’t slow us down! So sad that it all boils down to money! Thank you Jen for updates on St.John our Happy Place. We will be back next year!

  8. Taven
    April 16, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Time for us all to write letters to Redwoods. Lot of them. Address?

  9. jordan
    April 16, 2018 at 10:58 am

    They do not post their address but their contact information is below.

    http://www.redwoodparkscompany.com/contact/

    Email: info@redwoodparksco.com
    Phone: 415.968.5600

  10. Anita Staats
    April 16, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Let the businesses show you who they are. If they are granted any future contracts will depend on it. Everyone would love to return to St. John to relive all of their best memories. In some cases.that is going to take more time.

  11. Heather Barber
    April 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Hey fellow St John lovers! I am VERY interested in volunteering specifically in the rebuild efforts of our beloved Cinamon Bay campground. I use to live in Coral bay but have stayed at Cinamon countless times since. When that time comes I look forward to jumping on board.

  12. Trevor
    April 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Can’t the same pretty much be said about Caneel. They got their monies over the years for little return to the nps and now they will clean up and or reopen when it suits them

    • Sgl
      April 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Yup

    • Chris
      April 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      Just let the Caneel contract expire and open the land up for everyone to use without it being a resort.

  13. michael
    April 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Sounds like an opportunity to get rid of another unqualified contractor taking advantage of a goverment that doesn’t give a $&@? about the public good. Katrina, Puerto Rico, St. John, … it goes on and on…

  14. Peggy
    April 16, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I agree with Capt. Morgan . Redwoods has on obligation on their end to keep the property clean whether it is an act of nature, their negligence, or a result of their guests use. The Park Service needs to force them to clean it up, or risk loosing the contract to someone else. Is there anything we can do?

  15. C.L.
    April 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    http://www.redwoodparkscompany.com/contact/ if you’re to contact them.

  16. Larry Hines
    April 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    name, address, phone number, etc for Redwood Parks Company
    100 Shoreline Hwy.
    Suite 100B
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
    415-968-5600
    President: Brian Stewert

    Let’s all start writing, calling, our opinions count !!!!!

  17. Larry Hines
    April 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    email for Redwood Parks Co. is: info@redwoodparksco.com

    Let’s all let them know our concerns.

  18. Chris G
    April 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I sent an email to Redwood, let’s see if they respond.
    What a shame.
    I was there in January – beach was beautiful – camp grounds just horrible.

  19. Zola Barudy
    April 16, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Just another continued example of how the campers and National Park fans have been let down by questionable management practices… such a sad waste of this precious gem…

  20. Diego
    April 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    It would be interesting to find out who approved Redwoods for this contract. It sounds like just another example of “grease the palm” VI style.
    This situation should be remedied quickly, but sadly it is doubtful.
    Why is a California company in charge, why not a local contractor?
    I hope these beautiful spaces will be returned their previous, lovely state

    • Capt. Morgan
      April 16, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      I am curious as to whether there was an insurance payment. If so, what happened to the funds? It does not look like much has been spent on the grounds and facilities.

  21. CBR
    April 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Jenn,

    For your reader’s clarification and correction: removing vegetative debris and restoring parkland is the responsibility of the NPS and concession facility maintenance is the responsibility of the concessioner.

    CBR would very much like to reopen Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay and will do so when (1) NPS contract administration is complete, (2) reliable water, waste water, phone and data can be reestablished, (3) there is sufficient visitor demand.

    We recognize the importance of these two special locations to the public. We’re cheering for for recovery as much as anyone (maybe more)!

    Best regards,
    Cinnamon Bay Resort & Campground

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      April 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks. The NPS said specifically that cleanup in your areas is your responsibility.

      Can you elaborate on “contract administration”?

    • Mike Patton
      April 16, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      SUFFICIENT VISITOR DEMAND!!!!!!! Seriously …. ? Shoot your brochure pictures now to show how devoted you are to this property. This is one of the few areas on island where the destruction looks like it happened yesterday.

    • Brian
      April 17, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Cinnamon Bay Campground is the last (and only) affordable accommodations option on the island. It is the only place with the capacity and facilities to accommodate guests ranging in size from small families to large groups, like school groups, clubs, etc. VIERS can handle some school groups, but their remote location makes logistics difficult. The improvements to the campground that Redwood Parks made (the EcoTents, improvements at the restaurant area, etc.) were transforming and revitalizing the experience, though at an understandable increase in the costs to stay there. The closing of the Maho Bay Campground a few years ago was a big loss and set in motion a future where St. John is only accessible to folks with means.

      I have a hard time understanding why the Virgin Islands wants to see themselves as a playground for the rich. Do the property taxes on the million dollar villas make up for the lack of smaller contributions to the local economy? How many hedge fund managers ride in the taxis? How many rent one bedroom villas?

      Cinnamon Bay Campground needs to open again, and I’d love to hear from Redwood Parks an explanation of why the EcoTents were even up during the storms, when the campground was closed anyway. Are the EcoTents that difficult to take down, and if so, why were they the chosen option anyway? I obviously don’t know all of the details about contracts with the NPS, and I don’t know about getting the basic utilities up and running again. I would assume that Jenn would have seen something happening with utility work if that had been happening. What I do know is that the demand for the campground is there. People want to help clean up. People want to see the campground running as soon as possible. People want to have an affordable place to stay on the most beautiful island in the world.

      • Capt. Morgan
        April 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

        I could not have said it better myself. Amen!

      • Daniel Benyi
        April 18, 2018 at 12:56 am

        Well said Brian. Cinnamon Bay, and the former Maho Bay camps helped many of us enjoy the park that may not of happened otherwise due to personal budgets. I truly miss Maho Camps the most, but in close second was the former leaseholder that ran Cinnamon. Cinnamon Bay camps wasn’t perfect during the summer of 2016 but it was affordable. I’m not a fan of this”Glamping” bit. I’m there to enjoy nature in the heart of the park with basics, not to be pampered. If I wanted that i’d go to Caneel Bay Resorts.

    • Mary
      April 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      I think the beaches need to be fixed so that the visitors will come back… many people are hesitant about coming back to St John as it has not been rebuilt in many areas… “build it and they will come”…

  22. george
    April 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    A few suggestions. anyone here can request a copy of the redwoods concessions contract from the NPS through a foia request. we all should do that, because foia regulations state that material that is sought frequently from Federal agencies is to be posted on the agency website.

    the foia request link is here: https://www.doi.gov/foia/foia-request-form

    i just filed a request for copies of the contract and will provide them to Jenn when i get them.

    A review of the contract is in order. it would surprize me greatly if there is not a “care of property” provision in the concession contract: and clearly that is not happening here. As someone mentioned there should also be an insurance and security requirement.

    point is, redowoods is likely in breach of contract and nps could terminate their contract. the contract will state who the contracting officer is and folks on st john can petition that person directly.

    you can also petition the head of the nps to look into this matter.

    • Capt. Morgan
      April 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Very good comments. One concern here is that if redwood is going to drop out or have their contract cancelled that should happen soon. Actually, it should have happened 6 months ago.

  23. Mike Mullen
    April 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Well

    I’ve read all your comments. Yep, Redwood is definitely wrong but you are wrong also. Go ahead and contact Redwood, your congressman, National Parks and whomever else. But when your done –

    Do what everyone on St John has done for the last seven months, and pitch in physically to bring the island back. Except for one responder here no one has offfered to spend one minute actually moving a tree branch at Cinnamon / shame on you.

    So as much as you don’t like the present situation do something about it, get off your duff, get a pair of gloves and do your small part to improve the area.

    I know it will be appreciated by everyone associated with the island. And think how much better you will feel by moving that single branch into a pile!

    Just sayin

    • Ric Jablonski
      April 16, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Mike, go over to facebook and look at the comments from those that would love to volunteer to get Cinnamon Bay back to its previous status. If the Redwood company or the NPS would step up and provide a support system, the volunteer labor would be lining up. SO many campers would love to help.

      I personally signed up the as soon as Redwood put up the request on the CBR site and still have not heard anything. To tell those stateside to go “pick up sticks” is absurd.

      • Dan Benyi
        April 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

        Their going to have to have heavy equipment to move and haul out the stumps. Then what do you do with the crushed buildings? If you step in and help without approval and get injured, then what?

    • Paul
      April 17, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Mike, I did my part last week, I spent 9 days on island, frequented every restaurant and shop I could with my family and came home with a Huge Visa Card bill. This is in addition, to my airfare, Villa Rental, Jeep Rental, etc. Please don’t begin to tell me I haven’t done enough.

      The clean up of these areas are the responsibility of the concessions owners, who make a profit, fairly huge I might add, off the property of the citizens of the United Stats of America. Please don’t suggest that we need to get out there and clean up their mess because they are irresponsible corporate citizens and the NPS is not holding their feet to the fire.

      By your argument, we should all be out there cleaning up Caneel Bay too.

    • Minnesota Mike
      April 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      I was there in February and the destruction is a bit more than tree branches. The picture in this article only scratches the surface of the amount of damage that is at Cinnamon. It will require heavy machinery along with quite a few boots on the ground to move and haul the huge tree’s away. This would need to be coordinated by experts. If there were just a few branches, your approach would work. But Mike, Cinnamon has suffered a large scale catastrophe and by sending in random volunteers would actually be dangerous.
      Many would be killed just by the falling coconuts alone. The horror!!!

      Just sayin

      • Dan Benyi
        April 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

        Funny line there at the end about the coconuts, still laughing.

    • Martha Speakman
      June 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      I think if they could get the water and electricity situation fixed, I believe a lot of people would come down and help with the clean up and restoration. My husband and I have many skills and signed up to volunteer soon after the hurricane. We have not heard from anyone wanting us to help. Bring your own tent. As long is there are bathrooms and water, that would be sufficient. My husband is a master carpenter, electrician, can do plumbing, run a machine, and just about anything else you can through at him, and yet no one has taken him up on the FREE help he is offering? I’m sure that there are many more people who would volunteer if there were basic needs provided.

  24. Elizabeth Martin
    April 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I was told months ago that CBR had to renegotiate their contract with NPS because under the current circumstances they could not provide services as outlined in the contract in place at the time of the hurricanes. Has this been done or is that “contract administration”. Once that’s been done and qualified contractors go in to deal with wiring, hanging trees and collapsing buildings, there would be plenty of people who would be more than happy to go in and help with clean up. But it has to be safe for us to do that or it opens the park service and the company to liability issues. If visitor interest is one of their excuses for inaction, then that’s something we can do – let them know how much we want the campgrounds back

  25. Denise
    April 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I would love to go back to Cinnamon Bay Campground. I stayed in the new eco tents last March and hope they will come back stronger than ever. My husband and I could fly down for 1-2 weeks to help clean up. Please put me on a volunteer list when the time comes.

  26. Shalom
    April 17, 2018 at 8:19 am

    We all want to do the right thing. We can all help by writing and making these companies accountable. I was there in March and can attest to the fact that everyone in St. John is doing all the can. While there I help clean up the beach but volunteers have to have support. The island is one of the world’s most beautiful. We are stronger together.

  27. Dennis Farr
    April 17, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Do unavailable “concessions” at Cinnamon Bay include kayak, SUP rentals, etc. as well or are they there?

    Thanks Jenn… See you in a few weeks!

  28. JH
    April 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Jenn

    There is no need to file a FOIA Request as the signed concessionaire agreement and associated document are available for review. (See web addresses below.). Having lived and worked through Hurricane Katrina and being Contracting Officer these documents are subject to modifications by the parties bound. I suggest all interested parties review the subject documents and from that form a comprehensive approach to bring about results. We all need to be armed with the same information in order delineate who is accountable for what as this will lay the baseline for successful negotiations/enforcement of the current Terms and Conditions or any subsequent modifications. I will review completely and comment. Hope this is helpful to all.

    “All The Best”

    Jim

    https://www.nps.gov/viis/learn/management/cinnamon-bay-contracts.htm

    • Jim
      April 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Jim, Thanks for the link–it seems neither Redwood Parks or VINP have been forthcoming as of now regarding commitments/requirements for reconstruction. I do note that the original reconstruction work was supposed to be done by July 31, 2019 and that “Concessioner shall provide the Director with such evidence or documentation as may be satisfactory to the Director to demonstrate that the Concession Facilities Improvement Program duly is being carried forward.” So at least we should hear what they have committed to performing by that date.
      The following sentence to the one quoted “The Director may extend this date in circumstances where the Director determines that
      the delay resulted from events beyond the control of the Concessioner.
      SEC.”…raises the question has the Director extended the date?

      • JH
        April 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        The date; if extended; would have been accomplished through a bilateral contract modification that too should be available to the general public.

        “All The Best”

        Jim

  29. Mrs. Silence Dogood
    April 18, 2018 at 11:24 am

    WOW- Let’s just run all half cocked on the facts. These relationships between the NPS and operators are very complex. The delineation point between what is NPS responsibility and what may be the vendors is not quite as simple as some of the commenters here might imply.

    Then of course there is the insurance claims that have yet to be settled.

    I do agree that baseline cleanup, regardless of who the onus is on should be done ASAP- Hey Redwood and NPS- Please work together on this for the greater good of St John and the USVI.

    It wasn’t that long along that we were singing the praises of the Redwood group and its plans for a much needed (30 years?) upgrade. The previous agreement ended in 1990 and yet, somehow, the previous operator continued to make money while putting the absolute minimum into the upkeep of the property. Redwood invested a ton of money into the properties only to have it all blow away within the same calendar year.

    Yes, you are right,GREEDY HEATHENS, lets burn them at the stake!

    Commenting on stories like this and harassing corporations proves once again that an idle mind is the devils workshop. Step away from the computer and go volunteer at the NPS- inquire about how to offer your help cleaning up.

    • Marketta
      April 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Thank you. Finally a comment from a person who really understands the issue.

  30. Randy
    April 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Under the “Operating Plan” section of the contract, section 7, Redwood must submit a Hurricane Plan within 90 days of the signing of the contract, for approval by the Service. Has anyone seen, or have access to, the Hurricane Plan document?

    As an aside, Redwood has had almost $3,000 for my deposit for a year for my now past canceled December2017/January2018 reservation. Cannot get any response from them. Any suggestions of how to further pursue this issue?

    • stjohnjulie
      April 19, 2018 at 3:20 am

      You need to file a complaint with the DLCA if you have not yet. You can find their contact information here, http://dlca.vi.gov/ There is also a thread on TripAdvisor, St. John forum, that has some contact information for a specific employee at DLCA that has been responsive in helping people get refunds from VIVA. You may want to check that out as well. Hope you get your money back very very soon.

      • Randy
        April 19, 2018 at 11:42 am

        Thank you Julie.

  31. Sara
    April 18, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    It seems like if they aren’t doing anything to reopen that their contract should be placed on hold and someone else who’s willing and able should be allowed to fill the void they’re leaving. They obviously aren’t using their contracted privileges…

  32. Silence Dogood
    April 18, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    WOW- Let’s just run all half cocked on the facts. These relationships between the NPS and Vendors are very complex. The delineation point between what is NPS responsibility and what may be the vendors is not quite as simple as some of the commenters here might imply.

    Then of course there is the insurance claims that have yet to be settled.

    I do agree that baseline cleanup, regardless of who the onus is on should be done ASAP- Hey Redwood and NPS- let’s get it together.

    It wasn’t that long along that we were singing the praises of the Redwood group and its plans for a much needed (30 years?) and warranted upgrade. The previous agreement ended in 1990 and yet, somehow, the previous operator continued to make money while putting the absolute minimum into the upkeep of the property. Redwood invested a ton of money into the properties only to have it all blow away within the same calendar year. Yes, you are right, lets burn them at the stake!

    Commenting on stories like this and harassing corporations proves once again that an idle mind is the devils workshop. Step away from the computer and go volunteer at the NPS- inquire about how to offer you help cleaning up.

    • Elizabeth Martin
      April 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      While some of the improvements made by Redwood Parks were just fine,many others completed and in the works were not, including removal of most of the bare tent sites,firing of long time local employees and bringing in young people from the mainland, favoring couples over families. I spoke to Brian Stewart early on and my sense was that this was just an opportunity to create a Caneel lite resort,not create an environmentally sound inexpensive alternative on St John. their lack of response to inquiries on status of employees and offers of assistance from loyal visitors reflects the fact that management in California has no feel for what happened. They require real oversite from someone in the NPS who can get them going and save the campgrounds.

      • Randy
        April 21, 2018 at 9:44 am

        I think Elizabeth got it right.

        As for the previous comment about getting off your computer and volunteering, I, and many people I know have checked that box and filled in our information to help many times. We’ve gotten no response or been contacted for follow up. Calling Redwood 7 months later still only gets you voicemail and no call back or any other contact.

  33. Capt. Morgan
    April 18, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    All these discussions on cleanup and rebuild are good but we are missing the forest for the trees, literally. Without serious trees there is no shade and without shade you don’t have much of a campground. Replanting should be a major part of the plan. And I don’t mean 10″ plants. Tall trees, lots of them, will have to be shipped via container from the mainland or other locations. And that is going to be more expensive than rehabbing a few structures. Here’s hoping that whoever will end up making decisions will understand this point.

  34. William
    April 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I am going to write my members of Congress about Redwoods’ neglect and ask my family and friends to do the same. Maybe a petition on Change.org would help also.

  35. jfisherm@nd.edu
    April 23, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I was so happy to see some of the beautiful palm trees on the beach remain. Surprising when farther in there is such complete destruction. It’s as if a tornado jumped over the remaining palms along the beach and touched down farther in.

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