If you’re on island this winter, don’t miss signing up for one or
more of the workshops, seminars, walks and marine activities sponsored
by the Friends of the Virgin islands National Park. if nothing else,
you’ll meet some island residents, because the programs are conducted
by volunteers who live on St. John. Kat Sowa, a well known artist, will offer oil painting instruction in mid-March, archaeologist Ken Wild will conduct a boat trip, and the Love City Pan Dragons will teach you how to play a pan. The full schedule is here.
Something else you should do while on island. Attend the annual meeting of the Friends, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Cinnamon Bay restaurant. Joe Kessler, president of the organization, and Walter Chavez,
the interim Park superintendent, will offer “State of the Park”
reports. You’ll learn a lot about the Park’s strengths and challenges.