Stanley Selengut, the genius/entrepreneur/good green guy who created the Camps has told Conde Nast Traveler that when the lease expires in 2012, “One of three things will happen: A developer will subdivide his Shangri-la, or a luxury hotel chain will drop anchor there, or a deus ex machina—a land trust or an Oprah—will step forward with cash in hand to buy and then donate the land to the national park.”
The Trust for Public Land hopes the third option will occur. John Garrison, the local field office director for TPL, said the fund he wants to create will be used for land appraisals as well a purchase. He told the Virgin Islands Daily News, “There’s no guarantees, but we’ll give it our best shot.”
To contribute, send checks to TPL’s Maho Bay Campaign, 116 Montgomery St., 4th floor, San Francisco, Ca. 94105.