Park Recovery Update

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 pm

New Location: UVI Great Hall (Click HERE for Map)

Enter through doors opposite the Main Entrance.  Reserved parking spaces at East end of the lot.

This first NPS Lecture, post-hurricane, will be a team effort.

Tessa Code and Nathaniel Hanna Holloway, both Biological Science Technicians, will present several stories resulting from NPS Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Historical Park & Ecological Preserve Hurricane Maria impacts and recovery actions.

They will be sharing their findings on hurricane impacts at Buck Island Reef on sea turtle nesting, beach erosion, invasive sea grass, coral reef restoration and the large marine wildlife tracking acoustic array and its amazing passage through the storm.

Also, we will hear how hurricane Maria impacted Salt River Bay, its vegetation, and the soil elevation table.  We will also get a brief update on the Well Tower Historic restoration project.

Facility Chief Daniel Ritter will provide the Christiansted National Historic Site update and report on its hurricane funding status and project funding for this year.  He will also tell us about the planning and future of the Salt River Visitor Contact Station.

We want to publicly thank UVI and Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina and the Caribbean Cultural Center for providing us with an alternate location to present our lecture series. Our partners are our strength.