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Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park's Fundraiser:

Protect the Mantas in VI National Park

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Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park via Crowdrise
April 12, 2012

Help us protect these gentle giants gracing the water of VI National Park!  See more

THE STORY:

In the last few months, the waters of St. John, USVI and Virgin Islands National Park have been graced by several Manta Rays, the largest having a wingspan of nearly 7 feet. These gentle giants have not been in residence for a very long time, and seem to have taken a liking to our waters. They have become quite the attraction at a number of local beaches, seeming to enjoy all the attention. However, we need to increase awareness about protecting these, and other marine life, from being "loved" too much. Mantas have a protective mucus layer over their bodies. By touching or petting them, this layer gets removed and the mantas become susceptible to disease. Visitors, locals and concerned conservation citizens have asked the NPS and Friends of VI National Park to post signs cautioning people not to touch the mantas, and other marine life. In honor of Earth Day, please help us raise the funds necessary to create and install signs at the most visited park beaches.

$246

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    $36

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    $15

  • Elaine Enright

    $25

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    $10

  • LIsa Meranti

    $35

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    $25

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8% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $246 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

LIsa Meranti

LIsa Meranti

DONATION: $35

In honor of my mom and friend that I spend a week at Maho Bay with in Feb. We heard the mantas were there, but didn't see. We hope to see these beautiful creatures when we return in Jan. Thanks for helping to protect them! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Elaine Enright

Elaine Enright

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $36

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago