David Rockefeller Jr. , the nephew of the man who donated the land that created the Virgin Islands National Park, was scheduled to be the speaker at this weekend’s annual meeting of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. He was described by Friends’ president Joe Kessler as "a great voice for conservation. He’s one of the most articulate and respected voices for conservation," Kessler told the St. John Source.
Art Frederick, the Park superintendent, was also scheduled to offer an annual report. The Friends group has about 3,000 members, only 20% of whom are local, according to a spokeswoman for the organization.