Posts Tagged ‘Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park’

Chasing Coral on St. Croix

Salt River Canyon West Wall (Grouper Grotto)

St. Croix is leading the charge to protect and restore our Caribbean coral reefs, but climate change is threatening to wipe out coral reefs on a global scale. Never before has coral bleaching been more vividly shown and clearly explained than in the Sundance award-winning documentary Chasing Coral. From this film has sprung a movement to…

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Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Trusted news sources across the globe have recently reported that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them. While that news is shocking, I am happy to report that St. Croix is leading the charge to protect our Caribbean coral reefs and the ecosystems they support. The…

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Hawksbill Turtle Watch

Hawksbill Turtle Watch

Every species on the earth has its specific place and particular role in the ecosystem and marine turtles, such as the hawksbill, are no different. They are a small part of ocean species that need to be treated with respect and care, and should be regarded as part of a rich marine heritage. They are…

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St. Croix’s East End Marine Park

St. Croix's East End Marine Park

Along with global, local and governmental organizations, the St. Croix community is working to preserve the natural beauty, wildlife, and history of our island. One way St. Croix has worked to achieve this goal is by establishing national parks, protected areas, and wildlife refuges. In addition to being the home of three different national parks…

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Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park

Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) is a nonprofit organization that supports the programs and mission of STXEEMP by promoting responsible recreation, enhancing community outreach and education, and improving compliance or regulations within the STXEEMP. Our volunteers help STXEEMP by: monitoring turtle nesting activities on several East End beaches; creating a bayside…

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Birding at Southgate Coastal Reserve

Birding at Southgate Coastal Reserve

Avid and novice bird watchers alike will enjoy the aviary experience St. Croix offers. There are seasonal appearances by certain species, as well as resident birds who make St. Croix their home year round. While you will see some of our feathered friends as you drive through the rainforest, visit the beaches, or go about…

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Volunteer or Donate!

Volunteer or Donate!

One thing I love about St. Croix is how involved individuals in the community are with the island’s many charitable causes, whether by volunteering their time or by donating money or goods.  Whether you live on St. Croix or you’re a visitor, whether you want to help the animals, save the reefs, or give a…

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St. Croix East End Marine Park

St. Croix East End Marine Park

St. Croix East End Marine Park! With nearly 17 miles of beautiful shoreline and the longest fringing reef in the US Virgin Islands, the East End Marine Park is a natural and cultural treasure! This first territorial marine park was established in 2003 in order to protect the natural and cultural resources of the east…

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