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Civic Engagement Newsletter - Meeting Presentation

The National Park Service (NPS) seeks public input on a potential land exchange between Virgin Islands National Park and the Territorial government of the US Virgin Islands (GVI) on St. John. The NPS is preparing to conduct an environmental analysis of this project and requests your assistance to identify issues, concerns, and opportunities. Input provided during this process will inform compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act.

The proposed action would convey a parcel of land, known as the Catherineberg Estate, to the GVI as a possible location to support the island's education needs. In exchange, the GVI has offered the island of Whistling Cay for consideration.

The park will be holding a virtual civic engagement meeting on April 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm AT/ET. Access the link on the meeting page, links page, or at this address:
Comment Period: Closed        Mar 28, 2022 - Apr 27, 2022
Topic Questions:
1. Please share any information about the project areas (Catherineberg parcel and Whistling Cay) that the NPS should consider during the analysis.
2. Please share any information about how you use the project areas (Catherineberg parcel and Whistling Cay), or immediately adjacent areas, and how a land exchange might affect that use.
3. Do you know of other projects or activities that might affect or be affected by the proposed land exchange?
4. Are there any resource (cultural or natural) or other impacts that should be considered in this planning process?
5. Do you have any connections to, or knowledge of, the Catherineberg or Whistling Cay areas?
Document Content:
VIIS-LandXfer_ScopingPPT_PEPC-508.pdf   (527.7 KB, PDF file)
VIIS FAQs final.pdf   (387.8 KB, PDF file)
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