The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park are is planning activities to mark Earth Day, beginning with a slide show at the St. John School for the Arts. The presentation will be based on Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.” The slideshow will be presented Friday at 7 p.m. by Kent Taylor, a volunteer trained by The Climate Project. Earth Day.
The Friends’ annual Earth Day Environmental Fair is set for Tuesday April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Park Ball Field in Cruz Bay. This event is free. “Participants can learn about alternative energies and landscaping with native plants, participate in simulated archeology digs,” the Friends announced.
The Fair will be followed by beach and trail cleanups on Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20. Participants of the Friends’ Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked to remove debris from their adopted beach/trail as part of an island-wide cleanup.
Anyone can participate, local or visitor. And this kind of activity is a great way to learn more about the Park, the island, and the folks who live on St. John. If you are interested in adopting a beach/trail or joining the Friends for a beach cleanup of Drunk Bay Saturday April 19, please contact the Friends at 779-4940.