Maho land deal will protect

A New York businessman’s plans to build a resort-type "think tank" at Maho Bay have fallen through, according to John Garrison, an officer of the Trust for Public Land.
Garrison also reported his success in his seven-year effort to protect
the land where the project had been considered, 415 acres inland from
the beach within the Park. Garrison said all but one of the Herbert
Marsh family heirs which own the property have agreed to sell the
property to the Trust, after which the land will be deeded to the
park.  The heir which has not yet agreed controls about 38 acres of the
parcel and, conceivable, could develop it.  John Fuller, president of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, said he was "ever so grateful" for the Trust’s efforts, the St. John Source reported.  "It removes a serious threat to the Park." The Friends’ Web site has more information: http://www.friendsvinp.org/maho_action.htm

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  1. This is weleceomed news. I am pleased to see that the natural beauty behind Maho beach will be held in tact. Big cheers to everyone who worked to preserve St. John’s unique natural beauty!

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