Can you imagine if St. John were not 2/3 National Park? What if all of the beaches were privately held or commercialized? As it is, 2/3 of St. John belongs to each American although i don't consider myself a land owner on St. John.
The footage of the parks is amazing, and the stories of the individuals who are responsible for making sure these special landscapes are protected are interesting. Often times it was one person who led the drive and who had the passion for individual parks that we can be thankful to for their preservation.
This year we are partnering with the VI National Park to air the series in our pavilion on Friday nights through February and March for island guests and locals. It will give you a new appreciation for the Park System and for how special St. John is being primarily public land.
Our Press Release:
Last year’s popular Ken Burns’ series “The National Parks America’s Best Idea” is now available for public viewing on the big screen at Maho Bay Camps’ outdoor restaurant each Friday night throughout February and March. This beautifully photographed series will be presented in conjunction with the V.I. National Parks each Friday at 8:00pm and offered free of charge.
Originally aired on PBS this series is described as “…a biography of compelling characters and a biography of the American landscape. Nearly a decade in the making, The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a visual feast, featuring some of the most extensive, breathtaking images of the national parks system every captured on film. It contains the most contemporary footage of any Ken Burns film since Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.”