“For those looking for a beautiful island paradise to visit and a tough race course to challenge, look no further than Captain Morgan IRONMAN 70.3 St. Croix. Besides the guaranteed hills, heat and humidity, you are rewarded by a community of amazing people who give their all to support this race.”
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Posted by admin on Apr 19, 2013 in Nature, Travel/Tourism | 0 comments
St. Croix is so diverse in our people, our cultures, our habitats — you can hike among cactus (right down to the shoreline in places) or explore a humid tropical forest. You could easily do both in the same day. The good people at Ridge to Reef Farm / Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute (VISFI) have a good attitude and a sense of whimsy. Check out their many programs. Click Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute or on the picture for more information.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the Turtle Watch Education Program will resume for the 2013 leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting season at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.
A comprehensive study of the biology of the leatherback sea turtles nesting on the Sandy Point NWR has been ongoing since 1981. Since its inception, community education has been an important component of the project.
As an important nesting site for these critically endangered sea turtles, Sandy Point NWR provides unique educational opportunities for the surrounding community. Each nesting season, hundreds of local students and adults visit the Refuge to witness both leatherback nesting and hatchling emergence. The program, started in 1997 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, plays an important role in the conservation of the leatherback sea turtle. The Turtle Watch Education Program fosters a conservation ethic that extends beyond the boundaries of the Refuge. An educated and concerned public is our greatest ally when it comes to the preservation of natural resources.
Since 1997, thousands of schoolchildren and adults from our island community have visited Sandy Point NWR to see leatherback sea turtles nesting. Beginning in April, we accept reservations from school, youth, and community groups for Turtle Watch trips April through August. Weekend nights are limited to school and youth groups and reservations are only accepted for groups of 15 to 30 people at a time. Reservations for groups of less than 15 people are not allowed.
For more information or reservations, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 340-690-9452.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 94-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System that encompasses more than 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 66 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices, and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.
Posted by admin on Apr 4, 2013 in Nature | 0 comments
The island is blooming after some much-needed rain in the last few weeks. The aloes have been blooming on the walkway out front and hummingbirds have taken enthusiastic notice!
Art Thursday is a wonderful monthly event during Season. All the galleries in Christiansted feature a guest artist or showcase new work of their own. Tonight the local jewelers have lots to show, and there will be lots of music and good times. Check out the events and the dates of upcoming Art Thursdays: http://www.artthursday2012.com/
Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2013 in Events, Travel/Tourism | 0 comments
The triathlon is coming up May 5th! The St. Croix 70.3, known as “Beauty and the Beast,” is an important race with athletes competing for 30 Ironman Hawaii spots and 30 Ironman World Championship spots. Gentle Winds is on the cycling course route. Get up early and walk out to the entrance to cheer on the racers! We have availability for that week. Shown here is last year’s winner Andy Potts cycling on the East End.
More Information on the Triathlon Website…
Posted by admin on Feb 15, 2013 in Travel/Tourism | 0 comments
Last Fall we hosted ABC’s most recent Bachelor episode, and they put together a nice promotional short for us. They did an excellent job of catching the beauty of our island!