In this video shot at the reef located between Salomon and Honeymoon beaches, we see Atlantic Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus on the prowl, a school of blue tang grazing the undersea grasslands and a sea turtle.
St. John and Virgin Islands News
On-Island Profile: Chris Schneider Clearing Trails for Friends
By Lynda Lohr — December 30, 2013
With a penchant for the outdoors and an appreciation for volunteers, Chris Schneider is the right guy to lead visitors and other folks through the arduous task of V.I. National Park trail maintenance.
The six-month trail manager position is funded by the Friends of the Park group, and makes an important contribution to the park in these days of short staffing and slashed funding.
“He brings tremendous technical experience and lots of time working with crews and volunteers for the benefit of the park and park trails,” Friends President Joe Kessler said.
The Friends run volunteer trail crews Tuesdays and Thursdays. Schneider said people who want to help can show up at the very visible sign in the park maintenance yard next to Mongoose Junction Shopping Center at 8 a.m. He also picks up volunteers at 8:15 a.m. at Cinnamon Bay Campground. They should wait in the reception area.
No advance registration is required. Schneider said the crews work about four or five hours clearing trails. No experience is necessary, and the work locations vary by need…
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